Bring Country back to Country music

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

By Kate Kinder
Editor in Chief

You may ask me why this topic Kate? Well in the last couple of years I have really been educated in the fact that it feels like Country music isn't Country music any more... Its like what George and Alan said "For the steel guitars no longer cry and fiddles barely play,But drums and rock 'n roll guitars are mixed up in your face.Old Hank wouldn't have a chance on today's radio Since they committed murder down on music row." And that's the truth. I'm sorry to all of you Taylor Swift fans who have always believed she is country.... Let this be a rude awakening to you. She is not country...

If you don't know what country is let me give you some artist that I would happily give you some names of amazing artists: George Strait, Merle Haggard,Bob Wills, Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, George Jones, Keith Whitley, John Anderson, Aaron Watson, Cody Johnson, Kris Kristopherson, Loretta Lynn, Patsy Cline, John Wolfe, and Josh Grider.

I just feel today things in mainstream country music are more 90's pop then ever before. I mean Hootie and blowfish have no business being in country music. Right now I need you listen to Bob Wills San Antonio Rose and then you can tell me if you really love Country music.

"The "country" music being marketed in Nashville is just mass produced and cheap. It doesn't have any soul. I think country music should tug at some part of the heart. Whether the song's about love, heartbreak, struggle of everyday life, or even just having some beers with your buddies; it should bring you to a time or place in your life that you can relate to. I don't know about you, but my life is not just one giant frat party every night partying on a tailgate with some "girl," under moonlight, like most of the garbage that's been coming out of Nashville is all about. Country music in my opinion should be genuine and authentic and simple. Period." Cleto Cordero Local lead singer of the Flatland Calvary

I love what Vince Gill had to say at the CMA's his speech is the whole reason I had the inspiration to write about his subject! "Do you know what this means for country music? This award means so much because our genre was built on simple, good songs about real life." Vince said. You can tell how much the award meant to him. it was so sweet to see a few tears fall down when Merle Haggard started talking on the video montage. 

I personally love what Drake Hayes former bass player for
"In the words of Ray Wylie Hubbard "country music went to hell when Johnny Cash stopped doing pills". Lol I'm not a fan of the new mainstream country but I'm not going to bad mouth the guys. They work hard just like we do. Just wish they would throw in a waltz or two and get rid of the hip hop."

All I have to say is let bring the Country music back to Country music

xxx West Texas Sweetheart

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