Larry the Cable Guy weighs in on the current state of country music Rare Country
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Larry the Cable Guy is just like so many of us. He loves old school country music.

“I’m a George Strait guy,” he told Rare Country before Charlie Daniels 80th Birthday Volunteer Jam. “I’m a Conway [Twitty] guy and Diamond Rio and Shenandoah and Travis [Tritt] and Tracy Lawrence. I like that stuff and all the early stuff, too. My country music goes anywhere from 1998 down.”

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Granted, he isn’t necessarily ripping on today’s country music. “They are all good today,” he said. “Just, for some reason, it just sounds different to me. I just go for that other stuff. There is nothing better than a Conway song. Those songs have special memories for me growing up.”

In fact, Larry the Cable Guy tells us that his love for music runs across all kinds of genre. “I listen to ’70s rock and ’80s rock metal, too,” he explained. “I once had a mix of Stryper and Iron Maiden and John Anderson and Alabama and REO Speedwagon and Michael Jackson. I’m all over the map”

What about Barry Manilow? Yep, he even loved Barry Manilow.

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“People can make fun of Barry Manilow back in the day if you ever broke up with a girl,” Larry the Cable Guy laughed. “Barry Manilow was some of the greatest music you can ever play. Sit there and cry about it call me a sissy if you want to.”

Tricia Despres is a senior correspondent for Rare Country, based out of Chicago. Join the conversation on Twitter at @RareCountry. We would love to see y’all there.
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