What’s Wrong With Modern Country – Part 1: Dirt Roads

Alright. Now it’s the moment that you’ve all been waiting for…I’m going to rant and rave about everything that’s wrong with modern Country Music, otherwise known as Nashville Music, since it’s the furthest thing from Country Music that could ever be made! First thing’s first: Dirt Roads.

 

So, what’s the big deal with dirt roads, some of you may ask. Well, that’s kind of my point, exactly. A few years ago, there was a Jason Aldean song that mentioned dirt roads. After that became a huge hit on the charts, everyone had to get a piece of the action. The result is what you hear today. Songs about dirt roads, back roads, country roads. It’s all the same thing. Everybody talks about how there are parties on these dirt roads, and they get loud and proud and “Hell yeah! Pickup truck! High school flame! Cold beer! Get loud! Hell yeah! Redneck!”, or something to that affect. Well, I’ve lived on a dirt road my whole life. Believe me when I tell you that there is no partying to be done on a dirt road. It’s all fake. This is all part of the “Redneck rebel hell yeah” image. The image consultants that work for the record labels take the artists, and force them to adopt the redneck image, because it sells better. But, back to the dirt road. Used to, Country Music was popular because the songs were about real things, that people could relate to. Well, the only reason people can relate to modern songs is because they live on dirt roads…that’s it…that’s as far as it goes. There’s nothing to a dirt road. There certainly aren’t meaningful songs in them. And, if you actually pay attention, rather than being sucked into the Nashville game, you should notice that the lyrics are all the same. They’re just flipped around. It’s all for money. If one guy has a hit with a dirt road song, everybody wants to have a dirt road song. The music has nothing to do with Country. It sounds like Slipknot. It doesn’t matter if the singer sounds like Jethro, and talks about dirt roads and hell yeah rebel redneck country pride pickup truck beer I’m from the south hell yeah. And that’s the problem.

 

Next, we’ll talk about Nashville’s Pop Stars.

 

Dirt Road – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lb9q1ScC4cg

REAL Country – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7sdwCoR0HeA

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