The World’s Greatest Rock Band Is Also England’s Greatest Country Band
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The Rolling Stones have always pulled as much from country as the blues. And we’ve got the playlist to prove it.
When Brad Paisley was asked to open for the Stones on a recent tour, he said, “they’re the number one rock band in the world, and they’re in the top five country bands.” To deep-cut fans of The Rolling Stones, that made perfect sense. If you only viewed the Stones as a band built on Chuck Berry, early R&B and blues licks, you’re missing out on a group that took in and mastered a few more genres on its way to becoming The World’s Greatest Rock & Roll Band, with country music being key to their sound from day one. And they’ve proven time and again that they can take on Nashville and Bakersfield just as comfortably as Chicago and the Mississippi delta. Hell, they even performed Waylon Jennings’ anthem, “Bob Wills Is Still The King,” in front of 40,000 Texans and lived to tell the tale.
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