I like mainly country. A few songs that make me shiver are Tonight I Wanna Cry by Keith Urban Where Were You When The World Stopped Turning by Alan Jackson American Soldier & Courtesy of the Red, White & Blue by Toby Keith
Yes they are country they were never played on any of the pop stations my sister listened to but they were played on the country stations i listened to. who who listened are old school country and i like both the old stuff and the new stuff
The songs they "compose" have more in common with the Beatles than country. They put a little twang on the guitar, sing with more, I wanna say vebrato I think it's what it's called, but the lyrical structure and musical patterns aren't country.
Listen to some Hank Williams then Tobey Keith back to back. You'll see what I'm saying.