Country Music

Top 5 Country Music Feuds

Country music singers, Hank Williams Jr. once sang, are a real close family. And like most families, sometimes they don't get along.

But unlike rap or British rock, where there are so many feuds it can be hard to keep track of them all, country musicians do a pretty good job of playing nice with each other - at least in public. Last weekend on his satellite radio show, Steve Earle made a couple of comments that led Rocks Off to believe that he and fellow "Class of 1986" alum Dwight Yoakam (both of whom will be here early next month) haven't always seen eye to eye. We hit the Internet hoping to turn up the source of this alleged friction, and couldn't find a thing.

But once in a while, even Nashville's carefully maintained negative-PR-restraining dam springs a leak, with suitably entertaining results. We figure you already know about Toby Keith and the Dixie Chicks, so call that one No. 6.

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Chris Gray has been Music Editor for the Houston Press since 2008. He is the proud father of a Beatles-loving toddler named Oliver.
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