One of my favorite threads from TOOS because there were a lot of informative posters over there to help find good country music you just can't find everyday. That said, I'm starting out somewhat mainstream. I had posted over there that I think Miranda Lambert is the best thing mainstream country has going right now and I still believe that. JG steered me towards the Pistol Annies (a trio effort with Lambert, Ashley Monroe (who is phenomenal) and Angaleena Presley (whom I know nothing about). I'm halfway through the cd, and I definitely recommend it to any country fan. Great sound (with lots of steel guitar) and superb country lyrics.