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Thank God I'm A Country Boy

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The Real Issue Facing Modern Country Music

The Real Issue Facing Modern Country Music

One of the older jokes I know — and I’m sure you have heard it as well — goes like this: if you rewind a country song, your truck starts, your wife returns, and your dog comes back to life. People still recite that joke as though nobody has heard it, just as artists continue to...
Sam Hunt's R&B Album Is #1 On The Country Charts

Sam Hunt’s R&B Album Is #1 On The Country Charts

I really do not care how the Billboard, or anybody else, classifies genres of music anymore. I mean that in all senses: it is both irrelevant to my life, and I do not think we should be upset by Sam Hunt — and, until recently, Taylor Swift — being considered a country music artist. I recently saw...
Country Rapper Colt Ford Confuses My Emotions

Country Rapper Colt Ford Confuses My Emotions

Like so many of Nashville’s finest, Colt Ford is most famous for somebody else’s version of a song that he wrote. Yes, Colt Ford and his buddy — the now-famous Brantley Gilbert — penned “Dirt Road Anthem” in 2008. They recorded it, too, but nobody listened because it kind of sucked. This is their version of the...
Country Singer, Sans Guitar, Is A Bad Look

Country Singer, Sans Guitar, Is A Bad Look

I really don’t have any idea why the director of a country music video would have a male singer “perform” without a guitar. The majority of these bros grew up strumming guitars whilst singing, and though they might just hold a mic and look cool for the many of the songs they play on stage,...
Wine Colored Roses

Wine Colored Roses

George Jones. Wine Colored Roses. This is the best way anybody has ever articulated their still-raging alcoholism: “I sent her some wine colored roses The color of grapes on the vine When she sees the wine colored roses They’ll tell her, I’m still on the wine.”  Not only do I love George sending his ex-lover wine...
"I Hate Rap" & Other Random Country Notes

“I Hate Rap” & Other Random Country Notes

-Maddie & Tae’s “Girl In A Country Song” has grown on me of late, but one aspect of the song has always driven me nuts. The song is essentially a critique on the way women are depicted in modern country music: “Being a the girl in a country song/how in the world did it go...
Sam Hunt's "We Can Leave The Night On" Is A Real Song, For Some Reason

Sam Hunt’s “We Can Leave The Night On” Is A Real Song, For Some Reason

Last Friday we spent celebrating Josh Gordon and his appreciation of country music. This Friday we are here to talk about another former football player that has a relationship to country: that’s right, Mr. Sam Hunt has recently showed up on the country scene. Hunt is also a former collegiate quarterback for the likes of Middle...
Josh Gordon Loves Country Music And That Is Why I Got Out Of Bed Today

Josh Gordon Loves Country Music And That Is Why I Got Out Of Bed Today

It has been two Country Fridays in a row that I trashed on garbage country songs, meaning we were due for some good news. Important: Josh Gordon is going to be catching football touchdowns later this season. That is really, really important. Equally important? Yesterday I found out Josh Gordon is a country music fan. As...
Jason Aldean's "Sweet Little Somethin'" Is Fucking Garbage

Jason Aldean’s “Sweet Little Somethin'” Is Fucking Garbage

Jason Aldean often records songs that are really good. “Dirt Road Anthem,” “When She Says Baby,” “She’s Country,” “Burnin’ It Down,” and “Amarillo Sky” are all sterling examples of such conduct. So when Aldean releases a new single, it merits the attention of the country-listening world. Unfortunately for us, “Sweet Little Somethin'” is flaming-hot pile of...
RaeLynn's "God Made Girls" Just Set Us Back 300 Years

RaeLynn’s “God Made Girls” Just Set Us Back 300 Years

This past Wednesday I was delivering flowers in a big white van, the kind of van you might associate with crooks. I had forgotten my ski mask, so I was not able to delve in to any of that funny business, but I did turn on the radio and listen to some country music. This...
A Country Friday Double Shot (Whiskey Girl, Straight Tequila Night)

A Country Friday Double Shot (Whiskey Girl, Straight Tequila Night)

“Babes drink, too,” is this Friday’s lesson in country music. First, we have “Straight Tequila Night,” a 1991 smash-hit from 80’s country legend, John Anderson. This week we are getting lazy and using Wikipedia’s summaries of our two songs. Mostly because I’m lazy, as I said, but also because Wikipedia’s deadpan song summaries are beautiful:...