A Global Army of Veteran Rockers
Many, many great "country songs" have been written and performed by otherwise straight rockers. Let's post some examples to show that you don't have to wear sequined clothing or wear your hair in a Beehive to put out some straighforward country music. (Caveat--let's leave out the Southern Rockers, such as Marshall Tucker/The Eagles, et al.--everyone knows that they played a modified country/rock already). I'm talkin' about stuff like this:
Aaron Copeland was proud or rolling in his grave..although this piece is also the theme song for the Nebraska Beef Council.."Beef !! It's what's for Dinner!"
From the Lost Notebooks of Hank Williams..
Jack White is playing in my city tonight.
The guitar that just weaves through the melody has a great country feel as well as the rhythm and lryics. "Time has told me You're a rare find, a troubled cure for a troubled mind"
Here's a twofer: Dillard and Clark's "Why Not Your Baby"
I suppose it's arguable that this pairing is more country than rock, but here's the same tune ably covered by Velvet Crush some decades later: