With Kane Brown, and similar artists like Luke Bryan, FGL, Cole Swindell, Walker Hayes, etc, being described as country music's "future", the future for this genre definitely looks bleak. But on who's feet does the blame lie? What are the roots of what is infecting mainstream country music today? Well, look no further than so called "traditional country savior" Alan Jackson. The fact that anyone would even think of touting that soy boy as anything close to traditional country never ceases to amaze me, when this is the same guy who made country music and us country fans look bad by (whether intentionally or not) painting country music as jingoistic and tailor-made for racist, ignorant, trailer-dwelling white trash. Look here, I, a proud fan of country music, am not even white, and I'm a great student and a generally nice person. But back to my point, look no further than Jackson's excuses for songs like "It's Alright to Be a Redneck", "Where I Come From", "I Still Like Bologna", "Jim and Jack and Hank", and that stupid 9/11-exploiting (he didn't even donate a single cent made off of the song to any 9/11 victims' families) pile of crap where he couldn't tell the difference between Iraq and Iran. And we're just scratching the surface of how much this soy boy has disgraced real country music. Of course, modern country music is often criticized for its lack of a country sound, being more heavily influenced by rap, Drake-style R&B, EDM, and 80's hair metal. Well, guess who spawned all of those non-country influences infecting mainstream country today? Alan Jackson, AKA the Nickelback of country music. Keep in mind that it was Jackson who made hick-hop mainstream, and chose a rapper, Polow da Don, as his producer. The same rapper who produced Nicki Minaj's shitty 2014 excuse for song, "Anaconda". The same rapper who has also worked with various other fellow rappers like Chris Brown, Nelly, Gucci Mane, and Travis Scott. It isn't any wonder, then, why Alan Jackson has covered multiple rap songs in concert (alongside an ABBA song), specifically:* Akon - Don't Matter* Wiz Khalifa - We Dem Boyz* Tyga - Hookah* Soulja Boy - Turn My Swag On* Soulja Boy - I Got that Sauce* Future - Mask Off* Flo Rida - Whistle* T.I. - Whatever You Like* Big Sean - Dance (A$$)* Lil Wayne - Love Me* Drake - Passionfruit* Offset - Ric Flair Drip* $uicideboy$ - VENOM* ABBA - Super Trouper* Fetty Wap - JuggAnd, no, we still aren't done with how much Jackson has disgraced country music. This soy boy had the fucking nerve to sing a song about his own crime ("Murder on Music Row", and tout it as some sort of criticism on non-country influence on modern country music, when it's him who's responsible for the said non-country influences! That piece of trash is like the country version of Gun Rack's "I Killed Darnell Simmons" from Key and Peele's video "Rap Album Confessions". With that in mind, I'd like to ask the Alan Jackson bootlickers (although, given his music, Alan Jackson should wear basketball sneakers instead of cowboy boots, but I digress) how their idol is anything CLOSE to a traditional country singer? I'll wait.