Normally I just buy country style ribs from the store with the bone already in them. Were you trying to make country style ribs by cutting a pork butt up? True country style ribs come from the sirloin or rib end of the pork loin.
Yeah, I can't buy country style ribs where I live. So I got a boneless butt and tried cutting it up.
I googled a bunch of different ways, and came up with a nice history of the cut... You're right, true country style ribs are from the loin, but I think they got so popular that they started cutting them from the shoulder, too.
It sounds to me like you and your knifes need to visit the knife sharping department of your local knife getting place. You should be able to just cut them like a good chunk of butter. Well here's an idea put the meat in the freezer for about 30 minutes and then it should sticken up enough for you to cut it up into ribs size chunks.