Originally Posted by SaboMVP
You certainly can't, obviously. Country is dead, unfortunately. Hooray for the 1%.
Meh. I disagree. Country music has just evolved.
I hate old country music, except for a few classics.
Pop radio has turned into rap, hip hop, studio-produced garbage/dance music that can barely be reproduced live.
Modern Country is akin to the pop music you used to hear back in the 70's, minus the disco stuff. The Eagles would be listed as Modern Country if all their hits were coming out today. Also, Southern Rock falls into the Modern Country genre too. Lynyrd Skynyrd would play on Country Music channels today........in fact members of the group had a few country hits out a few years ago. Artists like Jewel and Sheryl Crow have said in interviews that their stuff is really country. Sheryl has a song in the top 40 country right now. The twangy stuff is becoming less and less. Artists like Jason Aldean and occasionally Toby Keith and others, get that southern rock stuff going.
I'm in the minority, but because I hate the direction that pop music took with all the hip hop, rap, and studio-produced dance music.........I kind of like hearing a pop song where the lyrics actually make sense - but now it's on country music stations.
And I appreciate artists like Keith Urban and Brad Paisley who can play the snot out of their guitars. And I enjoy watching an awards show where the artists can perform their songs live and actually sound like the recording, unlike modern pop music.
I do like Mumford & Sons and other alternative. They're not folksy, but they are alternative - Muse - like them a lot.
I'm pretty flexible. It it's a good song, I don't care what the genre is.