Watch the Funky Sixths online guitar lesson by Corey Congilio from 30 Modern Country Guitar Licks You MUST Know
The concept of playing 6th intervals in country guitar goes back to the most traditional of players. You'll often here this technique executed with a twangy Tele sound however, in today's country music be prepared to hear them "gained" up with some overdrive and humbucking pickups. 6ths are great to use when outlining chord changes or if you want to play an idea that has some notes ringing out. The first part of this lick has a great and very common major pentatonic idea that you should become familiar with too. I've used a Matchless style amp model for this as well as a small touch of delay.