I mostly listen to contemporary country and rock but I like most music that involves some level of talent by the artist, therefore alot of rap and hip hop is out.
Not to pick a fight but JKS...it annoys me when people say that they like all this misic but hate country. They think of old school country and western and lump all "country music" together into that category. A lot of so-called country music is faster and harder than some of the stuff from the bands you listed. I like the bands you listed don't get me wrong. I mean no offence, I've just had too many Backstreet Britneys say that they like everything but hate country. Open your minds...
If there is anything the nonconformist hates worse than a conformist, it's another nonconformist who doesn't conform to the prevailing standard of nonconformity.