Yes!!!Oh my god, this is EXACTLY how I feel every damn time this guy is talked about in the media. Why won't anyone just come and say the obvious: he's a pop/r&b singer with virtually zero country content, even by modern, bro-country standards. It's so obvious, but it's like a magical taboo that no one's allowed to mention.
I agree with Jack- I don't understand how this guy was even allowed to get a shot on country radio. Nothing about him is close to country, but for some reason he was played and actually had a hit. There are standards and they need to be upheld, otherwise what is the point in even classifying genres?
Yeah huh he's country, he's from Alabama! - says the Sam supporters.I hate all of these people saying country music needs to be changed from its roots to more pop, R&B style. No country NEEDS to change to what it used to be. Real songs about real life without having to cater to people who aren't country.Honestly, I don't hate Sam's music. I just hate that it's considered country. On a Top 40 station I'd probably stop and dig it a little bit.