Nov 4, 2013

Monday Morning Memes: Trucks, CMAs, Strait, etc.

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  1. No, only George Strait is the nostalgia act. The Nickelback of country music is far from a nostalgia act, given that his influence continues to reign on mainstream country radio today. That influence I'm talking about is the non-country crap that traditionalists such as me, Trailer, and Saving Country Music love to complain about like bro-country and metro-bro (i.e., "Chattahoochee", "Country Boy", and "Where I Come From), as well as the various non-country sounds like hair metal, EDM, hip-hop, and Drake style R&B that have largely replaced traditional country sounds within mainstream country (although there still are some great country music artists in mainstream country today such as Luke Combs, Eric Church, and especially Chris Stapleton). And do you know how country music is often viewed as a laughing stock, with it's listeners often being similarly viewed as racist, ignorant, Libertarian, trailer-dwelling rednecks? Well, it was Jackson who cemented that stereotype, especially in songs like "It's Alright to Be a Redneck" (the title tells you all you need to know about this mess), "I Still Like Bologna" (4 and a half minutes of bro-country and living up to country stereotypes), "Jim and Jack and Hank" (AKA Achy Breaky 3), and especially that stupid 9/11-exploiting song where he couldn't tell the difference between Iraq and Iran. And if you thought Jackson hasn't disgraced country music enough, in the words of the late Billy Mays, "But wait, there's more!". Jackson, besides introducing hip-hop and Drake style R&B to mainstream country music, also covered multiple hip-hop and R&B songs in concert, specifically
    * Akon - Don't Matter
    * Wiz Khalifa - We Dem Boyz ( video here: )
    * Post Malone - Psycho
    * Boney M. - Daddy Cool
    * Soulja Boy - Turn My Swag On
    * Future - Mask Off
    * Flo Rida - Whistle
    * T.I. - Whatever You Like
    * Big Sean ft. Nicki Minaj - Dance (A$$)
    * Lil Wayne - Love Me
    * Drake - Make Me Proud
    * Offset - Ric Flair Drip
    * Waka Flocka Flame - Hard in da Paint
    * Shaquille O'Neal - (I Know I Got) Skillz
    * Fetty Wap - Jugg
    And Jackson has the balls to call his current tour "Honky Tonk Highway"? Jackson's destruction of country music and him introducing all of these non-country influences into the genre was already ironic enough, but this just takes it to a whole new level. "Hip-hop and Hair Metal Highway" would have been a far more accurate name. Jackson is as far from a traditional country artist or a "nostalgia act" as you can imagine. These bro-country acts like Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Kane Brown, Sam Hunt, Hunter Hayes, Russell Dickerson, and Cole Swindell ruining country radio these days, the various non-country sounds like hair metal, EDM, hip-hop, and Drake style R&B, and the fact that various non-country artists like Ludacris, Nelly, Marshmello, Jason Derulo, and especially Bebe Rexha and Blanco Brown (pop singer Bebe Rexha holds the record for the longest running number one song at 50 weeks, while rapper Blanco Brown currently has the number one country song) are now gaining significant success and traction within country music, are all the apocalyptic aftermath of what Alan Jackson, the Nickelback of country music, did to real country music. George Strait, after posing for that picture with the Nickelback of country music himself, should've slapped him for what he did to country music like how Moe slapped Curly in the Three Stooges.



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