Willie's Place vs. Roadhouse

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Aren't these channels about the same. Don't they both play classic country? Why would both survive the merger?
 

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This is the description of Willie's Place:

Old-time Texas honky-tonk, broadcasting live each day from the “Willie's Place” truck stop in Carl's Corner, Texas. The nickel jukebox is always stocked with vintage honky-tonk, western swing, and downhome country music, generally from the mid-‘60s and earlier.

It basically covers these sub-genres of Country; Traditional, Honky Tonk, Roots Country, Twang, Cowboy.

Where as The Roadhouse is the place for the classic sound of REAL country music, featuring timeless recordings from the country legends and Hall of Fame members from the mid-60s to the mid-80s. This is more in line with contemporary country that is 20 to 40 years old.

If you listen to them initially they sound a lot alike, but after you listen awhile you can tell a clear difference.
 

Clevey

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Willie's Place is Carl Smith, Ernest Tubb, Gary P. Nunn, fiddles and beer. Roadhouse, so far, is Anne Murray, Glen Campbell, lush string arrangements and a glass of pink zinfandel.
 
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Definitely different.

Willie's Place goes farther back in the years, playing a lot of "blood and guts" country from the 50's etc.

It was a good pick-up for Sirius.
 

mynameisjamie

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Yeah. I would say Willie's place is my favorite new station. Still a huge fan of Roadhouse though. I'm always surprised to hear how many people really like classic country like they play on Willie's Place.
 

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Willie's Place goes farther back in the years, playing a lot of "blood and guts" country from the 50's etc.
Back then they could put together a great story in a 3 minute song. I enjoy the heartache, stalking and knife proliferation at Willie's place - it's second to the Led Zeppelin channel in my book.
 

mynameisjamie

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There was a song on the other day called Mr. Shorty. It was such a great story. I forget who it was by, but it's the perfect example of why I like that station and the genre in general.
 

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Yeah. I would say Willie's place is my favorite new station. Still a huge fan of Roadhouse though. I'm always surprised to hear how many people really like classic country like they play on Willie's Place.
I give a slight edge to WP, but I agree that RH is quite good.

My favorite country channel is WP. However, before the merger, I liked Siri's overall selection of country channels better than XM's.

IMO, people are just fed up with the pop pap that the music and radio industries are trying to pass off on us as "country".

When they hear the "real deal" on WP, they're no longer interested in the cheap imitation that Nashville and terrestrial radio are giving us today.
 

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There was a song on the other day called Mr. Shorty. It was such a great story. I forget who it was by, but it's the perfect example of why I like that station and the genre in general.
I believe the song has been recorded by multiple artists, but the version you most likely heard was sung by Marty Robbins.
 

Bandit 5160

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There was a song on the other day called Mr. Shorty. It was such a great story. I forget who it was by, but it's the perfect example of why I like that station and the genre in general.
Mr. Shorty is by Marty Robbins, who was a master of telling stories of the Wild West in song.
 

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Tonight on the Road House (7pm to Midnight est)

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It has been great thus far.
 

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