Not all country songs feature annoying twangy vocals, fiddles, steel guitars, redneck-y themes, or any other retarded stereotype of the genre. Not all of it's fans are white trash, conservative, over-patriotic, mid western, Bush supporters.
Kenny Chesney, Toby Keith, Alan Jackson, and Clint Black, believe or not, are NOT the only acts in country and it is extremely ignorant to base your opinion of an entire music style on just four people (well, them and any of their commercially spawned craptastic wannabe sell-out clones just trying to cash in an their success in the industry).
There are MANY wonderful and talented country artists out there, they just are sometimes hard to find. Because once in a while you will actually see somebody appear in the country scene who is genuine and fresh, but when they start getting a lot of attention.... in come the clones who start producing a sad and VERY annoying barrage of shit music that clogs television and radio up so much it's almost impossible to sift through it all to find the real GOOD country music. People buy it because it's what is 'in' at the time, feeding the overrated hype even more. Eventually people wise up and get bored of all of the terrible music, another new craze comes out... the cycle continues... and the good music is sadly nowhere to be found =( And unfortunately most record labels only care about how much it sells and not about how innovative, original, and influential it is.
Which is the only reason I have started to give up on country music; slipshod imitations of the already hard to find creativity. Not because of lame and often incorrect conventional images of what people think country actually is like the rest of you dipshits.
Record companies have appropriated it for their own profit as they will with any great artistic movement. Insipid, voiceless dandies with the depth of wading pools have been propped up as the new "idols." Irresponsible and uninformed political rhetoric has usurped the lyrical foreground, alienating many fans and completely betraying the music's original status as art for the everyman, while mediocrity and uniformity sum up the musical direction.
If we can ever be blessed again by another visionary, a Williams Sr., a Cash, a Cline, or a Miller, maybe things will change. But for now, country music remains a brutally raped and distorted picture of art stolen from the artists.
Now, country music is basicly just badly done rock-guitar pop-ballads (or repitive piano pop-ballads) with such themes as "My Wife Left Me", "Im Leaving my Husband", "my Spouse is Dead or a thousnad miles away and i am lonley", and "Drinking Songs", sung by untalented Males who all try to sound the same, and females who either sing like a hurt timid female, or a Strong Independent Woman Who is Leaving Her Boyfriend For Some Unknown Reason.
Hell, modern country wouldnt even be considered country music if it didnt include that stupid highpitched country noise (i cant describe it. If you have heard country music, you know what im talking about) made by some unknown instrument.
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