Remember that band from the 90s, Hootie and the Blowfish. Well the lead singer, always called "Hootie" but really his name is Darius Rucker, is now a country singer. Did you know that? Well anyways...I really like his country songs and much prefer him singing this genre.
Check him out here http://www.youtube.com/user/dariusrucker
I must warn you that if you don't like country music you probably won't like his songs, but I think they have a good message!