Country songs to learn for one newly arrived in town?
August 3, 2017 2:30 PM   Subscribe

I've moved for a stay in a new town and would like to learn some songs to sing with my mandola that have some relevance to this; I also want to expand the rather slim repertoire of country and western songs that I know. What songs should I look at?

I like Hank Williams Sr. and have been planning to listen to more George Jones and Merle Haggard. Open to further suggestions too.

(I'm looking for very open responses, so I purposely omit to mention the town by name. Can in follow-up.)
posted by bertran to Media & Arts (9 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
How about Hometown Blues (Del McCoury Band and Steve Earle)? Kind of a bluegrass/country hybrid.
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 3:12 PM on August 3, 2017

Big fan of Marty Robbins.

He has the classic El Paso and Big Iron among many many other songs.

He has scores more great songs.
posted by AugustWest at 3:57 PM on August 3, 2017

I think Tennessee Flat Top Box might be fun to learn on a mandolin.
posted by dawkins_7 at 9:50 AM on August 4, 2017

Old time music vein:

Whiskey Before Breakfast
Jerusalem Ridge
posted by mule98J at 10:27 AM on August 4, 2017

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