Skip to comments.Is country music dead?
Posted on 05/16/2014 8:01:45 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd
As a platinum-selling country music artist and, more importantly, a lifelong fan of the genre, Id like to send out this heartfelt plea to the gatekeepers of the industry:
Id like to think that I am expressing what nearly every artist, musician and songwriter (with perhaps a few exceptions) is thinking when I contend that the Bro Country phenomenon must cease.
It has had its run for better or worse and its time for Nashville to get back to producing, and more importantly promoting, good singers singing real songs. Its time for country music to find its identity again before it is lost forever.
But as someone who grew up loving and being forever affected by the true greats of country music, I simply have to offer up this plea to the Nashville country music industry to reclaim the identity and poetic greatness that once was our format. The well-written poetic word of the country song has disappeared.
Willie Nelson once wrote in his early song, "Shotgun Willie," that you cant make a record if you aint got nothing to say. Apparently, thats not the case anymore.
Disposable, forgettable music has been the order of the day for quite a while now and its time for that to stop.
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Cause it sure ain't County Music.
Garth Brooks Killed it with his Rocklike concerts in the 90s...
It’s bubblegum pop in blue genes with an accent.
“Acht Breaky Heart.” Now THAT’S music!
I didnt mind the first two or three hundred versions of these gems but I think we can all agree by now that everythings been said about a redneck and his truck, that can possibly be said. It is time to move on to the next subject. Any subject, anything at all.
Oh gosh, yes. Please.
Country Music died a long time ago when Nashville producers started packaging canned music around pretty faces instead of identifying and marketing real singing talent, like in the old days.
I still like Austin country, or Red Dirt as I think it is termed now. Nashville is selling artificially colored and flavored, genuine faux imitation naugahyde country.
I don't know what you call that stuff.
This question is about 30 years old (or too late).
Never liked country much as a youth.
Started to get interested in it about a decade or so ago. Just as I did, it started going down the toilet.
What killed it for me is Taylor Swift. She’s like nails on a chalkboard far as I’m concerned.
As a lifelong fan of Country Music...way back when it was Country and Western Music...all I can say is AMEN!
A lot of what passes for “country music” today sounds to my ears an awful lot like ‘70s rock, particularly the Eagles and Lynyrd Skynyrd.
It’s utter crap. All the same tempo with 3-4 word lyric bites, stupid sing song up down up note arrangements and now Rap and Hip Hop are sneaking in.
I would rather listen to cats fornicate.
Anything other than true classic country is Garbage.
Fortunately TX has a pretty good roots type country ingrained-guys like Kevin Fowler, Roger Creager, Thomas Michael Riley and Cory Morrow.
now this is music
Yeah. Was just thinking this week how almost everything on country radio right now is so interchangeable. Any one guy could be singing any of the songs. I don’t mind some of the music, but in total, it’s really bad for the genre. There’s no depth whatever to the music or lyrics. Just music execs vying to be this summer’s beach party anthem.
Yes...let’s move on to the poor Reba McIntyre singing about how her husband won’t buy her a washer and dryer! IMO that is what wrong with “country music”...stereotypes are lousy songs. George Jones is gone!
Also, musical twists - I like: "Whose bed have your boots been under" I love the meter, altrhough I get a sense of deja vu when I listen to that, was that a retread?
"I wish I didn't know now, what I didn't know then" while a fairly bland cookie-cutter song, has that classic country turn of phrase.
There are a few others.
now this is music