May 9, 2018

6 More New 80's Country Parody Album Covers

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  1. Yes, at the time of the first album "New Traditional", the Nickelback of country music was something then and something forever. No, it's not just the mullet. It's how much he disgraces and puts country music to shame. Don't let the title of his first album, "New Traditional", fool you; that album, like the rest of Alan Jackson's discography, is as country as Justin Bieber. While it may composed of traditional country covers, you can hardly recognize the original songs as they have been drowned in the typical bro-country production that is more influenced by hair metal, EDM, hip-hop, and Drake style R&B than traditional country. But hey, it's no surprise that Alan Jackson is the godfather of bro-country, as Jackson would go on to release many songs like "Chattahoochee", "Country Boy", "Where I Come From", etc. And not to mention the many songs Jackson released that solidified the stereotype that country music and its listeners are dumb and ignorant, like "It's Alright to Be a Redneck" (the title tells you all you need to know), "I Still Like Bologna", "Jim and Jack and Hank", and that stupid 9/11-exploiting song where he couldn't tell the difference between Iraq and Iran. And speaking of covers, it's clear that Alan Jackson would much rather be covering rap songs that the traditional country songs he butchered on this album. And that is exactly what Jackson does, as Jackson has covered multiple rap songs in concert, specifically
    Alan Jackson's covers of multiple rap songs in concert, specifically:
    * Akon - Don't Matter
    * Wiz Khalifa - We Dem Boyz ( video here: )
    * 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 ft. Nicki Minaj - Dance (A$$)
    * Lil Wayne - Love Me
    * Drake - Passionfruit
    * Offset - Ric Flair Drip
    * Waka Flocka Flame - Hard in da Paint
    * Shaquille O'Neal - (I Know I Got) Skillz
    * Fetty Wap - Jugg
    Indeed, it's ironic that he titled his first album "New Traditional", as there is nothing traditional country about the Nickelback of country music or his "music". Thanks to Jackson, the good times are over for country music and the genre is rolling downhill like a snowball headed for hell (unfortunately the vast majority of Alan Jackson fans wouldn't know or even care about the Merle Haggard song, "Are the Good Times Really Over?", that I referenced). Indeed, if it weren't for Jackson, we wouldn't have these hacks like Luke Bryan, FGL, Kane Brown, and Cole Swindell poisoning country radio, nor would we have pop singer Bebe Rexha with her song "Meant to Be" holding the record for the longest running number one song at 50 weeks, nor would we have rapper Lil Nas X going viral with his country rap hit "Old Town Road" at the number one spot on the Hot 100 and likely to make a return to the country charts. To put it plainly, Alan Jackson is the farthest thing you can get from a traditional country artist.



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