These are some great songs that are relatively new; nothing cutting-edge but you can't beat some good southern twang in both voice and strings. If anybody knows of some good string bands (like Yonder Mountain, Old Crow, or Mumford) that may not be mainstream yet or maybe I just haven't heard of them throw them at me, I'd love to hear them! As much as I love country music I think "New Country" or mainstream (there's that damn word again, how else would you describe it?) is often overplayed on the radio and many of the new songs aren't to my taste to begin with. If country turns you off completely then don't worry, I will talk about a wide variety and I am very open to any discussions and suggestions about new stuff!