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(Some Guy)   Alan Jackson on country music, "It's dead", proceeds to tell newer acts to get the hell off his lawn   (savingcountrymusic.com) divider line 116
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2013-09-30 08:36:41 AM
No matter how correct the statement, Alan Jackson is the incorrect person to be expressing it.
 
2013-09-30 08:37:01 AM
And he killed it.
 
2013-09-30 08:39:25 AM
I remember when he was in the Hat of the Month club.
 
2013-09-30 08:42:54 AM
Show me the next Haggard or J. Cash.
 
2013-09-30 08:48:15 AM
You mean the guy who wrote and sang "Gone Country" about a bunch of has-been acts in other genres revitalizing their careers in country...is mad that a bunch of has-been acts in other genres are revitalizing their careers in country?
 
2013-09-30 08:57:56 AM

EyeballKid: No matter how correct the statement, Alan Jackson is the incorrect person to be expressing it.


Exactly this.

One of his last radio songs was something about a bug in a margarita. He also filmed the video at a tiki bar by my house that is always filled up with yuppies and baby boomers.

Way to keep it honest and country, Alan.
 
2013-09-30 08:58:10 AM
Music that gets airplay is mostly lame pop music. This has been true for decades.
 
2013-09-30 09:02:08 AM
I do miss songs about crippling alcoholism and domestic violence.

I'm being serious, that shiat was better.
 
2013-09-30 09:08:41 AM

fatalvenom: EyeballKid: No matter how correct the statement, Alan Jackson is the incorrect person to be expressing it.

Exactly this.

One of his last radio songs was something about a bug in a margarita. He also filmed the video at a tiki bar by my house that is always filled up with yuppies and baby boomers.

Way to keep it honest and country, Alan.


OTOH, he's more 'country' (if that word has ANY meaning anymore) than the Rascal Flatts, Taylor Swifts, Carrie Underwoods, ad nauseum of the world.
 
2013-09-30 09:11:09 AM
Where were you,
when they built the Ladder to Heaven?
Did it make you feel like crying?
Or did you think it was kinda gay?
Well I for one believe in the Ladder to Heaven
Ooh yeah yeah yeah, 9-11
I said 9-11 9-11 9-11 9, 9-11
 
2013-09-30 09:17:12 AM

John Buck 41: OTOH, he's more 'country' (if that word has ANY meaning anymore) than the Rascal Flatts, Taylor Swifts, Carrie Underwoods, ad nauseum of the world.


Whoa there, let's not set the bar too high now.
 
2013-09-30 09:19:02 AM
There have all the cowboys go-oooon?
 
2013-09-30 09:22:55 AM

DrSansabeltNoShiatSlacks: Show me the next Haggard or J. Cash.


Or even the current Emmylou Harris.
 
2013-09-30 09:24:50 AM

DrSansabeltNoShiatSlacks: Show me the next Haggard or J. Cash.


Check out Jamey Johnson, he's certainly a different sound than the shiat they play on the radio.
 
2013-09-30 09:31:41 AM
Has anyone tried to reverse the trend by flipping burger like Johny Cash?
 
2013-09-30 09:38:13 AM
Where do we take it from here?
 
2013-09-30 09:44:04 AM
He needs to get with the times or get out of the business................

Is "mainstream radio"  still the barometer success it once was? I don't think so.


FTFA:    I don't know if it'll ever be back on mainstream radio. You can't get it played anymore.
 
2013-09-30 09:47:58 AM

jaytkay: John Buck 41: OTOH, he's more 'country' (if that word has ANY meaning anymore) than the Rascal Flatts, Taylor Swifts, Carrie Underwoods, ad nauseum of the world.

Whoa there, let's not set the bar too high now.


*chuckle* I was referring to acts that get a shiat ton of airplay. I know there's plenty of good 'country' out there but you're not gonna hear them on your average terrestrial FM station run by Cumulus/Clear(ly F**ked Up) Channel, etc.
 
2013-09-30 09:58:26 AM
New country is truly awful.
 
2013-09-30 10:06:05 AM
userserve-ak.last.fm
 
2013-09-30 10:15:33 AM

DrSansabeltNoShiatSlacks: Show me the next Haggard or J. Cash.


OK.
Done.
 
2013-09-30 10:16:15 AM

fatalvenom: EyeballKid: No matter how correct the statement, Alan Jackson is the incorrect person to be expressing it.

Exactly this.

One of his last radio songs was something about a bug in a margarita. He also filmed the video at a tiki bar by my house that is always filled up with yuppies and baby boomers.

Way to keep it honest and country, Alan.


He is keeping it honest. Who do you think buys those albums? Who do you think still buys albums?

yuppies and baby boomers

Bingo.
 
2013-09-30 10:16:26 AM

The Muthaship: New country is truly awful.



I prefer to think of it as nü-country.
 
2013-09-30 10:17:49 AM
Bullsh*t!    Country music ain't dead ....it just smells funny....

  Corb Lund, Hank III, Ridley Bent, Hayes Carll, Dustin Bentall, Tim Hus...all seem to be carrying the torch...seems to me country is alive and doing just fine.

  Alan, there is a thing called the internet, get someone to show you how to use it!
 
2013-09-30 10:17:49 AM

DrSansabeltNoShiatSlacks: Show me the next Haggard or J. Cash.


Deke Dekerson, Junior Brown, The Bottlerockets, Shooter Jennings, Hank III, early Wilco, Unknown Hinson - that's just off the top of my head.
 
2013-09-30 10:17:53 AM

brandent: Or even the current Emmylou Harris.


Try this.
 
2013-09-30 10:24:49 AM

DrSansabeltNoShiatSlacks: Show me the next Haggard or J. Cash.


Slim Cessna's Auto Club
Munly and Lee Lewis Harlots
Unknown Hinson

Just because Alan Jackson doesn't know legit underground country artists doesn't mean the genre is dead
 
2013-09-30 10:26:21 AM
It's only logical that country would seize the same bubblegum formula that makes pop so profitable.  Taylor Swift is sort of the ultimate amalgamation of this formula - she was designed to draw kids from country and pop backgrounds into this awesome money vortex of suck.
 
2013-09-30 10:26:55 AM

HotWingConspiracy: I do miss songs about crippling alcoholism and domestic violence.

I'm being serious, that shiat was better.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vSt6AnBxNXQ

alcoholism is last generation. This generation is apparently all about pills
 
2013-09-30 10:36:04 AM

brandent: DrSansabeltNoShiatSlacks: Show me the next Haggard or J. Cash.

Or even the current Emmylou Harris.


http://zoemuth.com/

You're welcome.
 
2013-09-30 10:37:07 AM
Who's gonna fill their shoes?

No one, apparently....

/Which is sad.
 
kab
2013-09-30 10:44:40 AM
Your problem isn't with country, Mr. Jackson, it's with radio, which is more or less an utterly irrelevant medium.

Now go write a Ford commercial jingle.
 
2013-09-30 11:15:23 AM

EyeballKid: No matter how correct the statement, Alan Jackson is the incorrect person to be expressing it.

 
2013-09-30 11:19:54 AM

Shadow Blasko: Who's gonna fill their shoes?

No one, apparently....

/Which is sad.


Look harder.
 
2013-09-30 11:21:21 AM
Charlie and Bruce Robison; love their stuff. I believe Bruce recorded Angry All The Time before that crap from McGraw/Hill.

And Charlie's best song is My hometown, Bruce is My Brother and Me.
 
2013-09-30 11:33:34 AM

brandent: DrSansabeltNoShiatSlacks: Show me the next Haggard or J. Cash.

Or even the current Emmylou Harris.


My next Haggard would be Slaid Cleaves
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-QlobN5pwRw

Todd Snider is a good contemporary Johnny Cash (he's a littel too stoned in this clip
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KYSo9j6Msy0

As for Emmylou, I gotta go with Eilen Jewel
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5PFVuRyfMBU
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JDEwU-BPv8Q

Great music is all over the place, just not on mainstream stations
 
2013-09-30 11:50:14 AM
 
2013-09-30 11:50:20 AM
It is all teen pop with hats and boots because that is what sells.
 
2013-09-30 12:08:41 PM
It's not dead, it is just hiding from Alan Jackson. If he really wants to know, he could try looking here: wdvx.com
 
2013-09-30 12:11:42 PM

EyeballKid: No matter how correct the statement, Alan Jackson is the incorrect person to be expressing it.


Did Johnny Cash ever weigh in on his opinion of Mr. Jackson's work? I have a feeling the Man in Black would agree with you.
 
2013-09-30 12:14:05 PM

New Age Redneck: Bullsh*t!    Country music ain't dead ....it just smells funny....

  Corb Lund, Hank III, Ridley Bent, Hayes Carll, Dustin Bentall, Tim Hus...all seem to be carrying the torch...seems to me country is alive and doing just fine.

  Alan, there is a thing called the internet, get someone to show you how to use it!


Here's Corb and Hayes together
 
2013-09-30 12:17:23 PM
George Strait is still getting airplay, and he's been at this longer than some of today's country chart toppers have been alive.
 
2013-09-30 12:18:14 PM

uncoveror: It is all teen pop with hats and boots because that is what sells.


And shiatty songwriting skills.  It's bland bullshiat without any real soul or punch to it.  It's cookie-cutter rural bullshiat that doesn't capture anything.  This is a problem with mainstream radio, but holy shiat is country just full of shiatty songs.  Rock at least had the good grace to retreat back to some sort of 'classics' where country just puts out more idiotic bullshiat full of whining white people in cowboy hats.

Thanks to all the links with Underground Country acts (shame on me, I almost forgot about Unknown Hinson).  Can someone post more?
 
2013-09-30 12:22:30 PM
Good, now someone needs to kill pop country. Taylor Swift almost has it, but she needs a little bit of help.
 
2013-09-30 12:30:42 PM
Loretta Lynn and Johnny Cash went alternative and alt-country when 'real' country wouldn't say Boo to them.

The good stuff now is Said Cleeves and Gillian Welch and people like that, who will never get an invite to Nashville.

Hell, The Flatlanders and John Prine weren't good enough to enter the gilded palace of sin.  This has always been a goddamn problem.

Hell, Country had a bonafide, crossover, legitimately great band creating great tunes called The Dixie Chicks and they killed them.
 
2013-09-30 12:31:20 PM
Chewin tobaca, Chewin Tobaca spit
 
2013-09-30 12:37:35 PM
It's hotter than a hoochie coochie in this thread.
 
2013-09-30 12:46:01 PM
dallylamma

 Cheers!

  7 Corb Lund shows and counting....saw the smalls several times too....great to see him doing so well especially south of the border.

Thanks for posting everybody....off to the u-tubes....
 
2013-09-30 12:48:30 PM
pngwnpwr : It's not dead, it is just hiding from Alan Jackson.

Aye, and he ain't looking for it. Waylon and Willie and them helped their fellow musicians when they became stars, this baby boomer twat ain't done nare but whine.

Great thread, y'all. Many thanks for all the new (to me anyways) tunes and artists.
 
2013-09-30 12:53:15 PM

New Age Redneck: Bullsh*t!    Country music ain't dead ....it just smells funny....

  Corb Lund, Hank III, Ridley Bent, Hayes Carll, Dustin Bentall, Tim Hus...all seem to be carrying the torch...seems to me country is alive and doing just fine.

  Alan, there is a thing called the internet, get someone to show you how to use it!


F*ck yeah Corb Lund, he's my favorite current country artist. Horse Soldier hits my country spot and my historical nerd spot at the same time- a rare and delicious feat. I like Hank III in that he sounds just like his grandpa, but he's a bit of a mess.
 
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