I decided that it was time to upgrade my music. Now that is not entirely true. I was on the market for some new music and my tastes are pretty specific – namely old style country from the 80s and 90s – and I needed artists that I hadn't heard yet.
Here are a few that jumped out at me:
Both are pretty old school in their sound.
For me I really like the aforementioned decades. This is a pretty dry area if you don't go back to the late 70s and early 80s you can find more options.
One thing you will need to consider is how you phrase your search. Americana helped me find a more specific sound than say country only. Why? Beats me. Honestly I'm not sure if I support the distinction, however, if I find what I am after…I am happy.