A quick list. I initially wanted to explain it all but soon realized there is no point. You either love country or you don't. I do.
Instead, I'll offer up a favourite song for each.
1. Kris Kristofferson - Sunday Morning Coming Down
2. Willie Nelson - Hello Walls
3. Billie Joe Shaver - Old Five and Dimers
4. Lefty Frizzell - If you've got the money, I've got the time
5. Ian Tyson - Irving Berlin (is 100 years old today)