I've always liked Elton John's "Sad Songs". Remember, it was the song that he bastardized for the stupid "Sasoon says so much" ad campaign in the early 90s... It was a good song. And Big Wreck has "That Song", which is about a song...but other than that, my teenaged mind is drawing a blank...which is rapidly filling with mental images of Avril Lavigne's asscrack.
I gotta go...
Bart: Hey, immigrants! Beat it! Country's full! Sailor: OK people, you heard the lady. Back into the hold. We'll try Canada. [the immigrants moan] -- "The City of New York Vs. Homer Simpson"
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My friend who also is into wrestling is the biggest D fan in the universe and he told me that on tour they orignally would play Stairway to Heaven, but on the record they weren't allowed to, so Tribute is a Tribute to Stairway. Also add in that JB has been quoted many a time saying Led Zeppelin is his favorite band ever. Tribute is about Stairway..... just listen to the little part in the middle where they make mouth noises (the fliggu-giggu stuff) and you can tell.
I'll never go to a country music festival (I've only heard of a few of the musicians you listed), but I really enjoyed reading your post. It was a lot of work and even though I didn't click on any of the links, I found it an interesting read.