Apr 4, 2019

Breaking News!

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  1. First, rapper Nelly scored a summer hit by remixing the already hot “Cruise” by Florida Georgia Line, then popstar Bebe Rexha (again with Florida Georgia Line) broke the record for the longest running number one country song when “Meant to Be” spent 50 weeks at number one. Now, rapper Lil Nas X has put out a country-themed song “Old Town Road”, which despite being removed from the country charts for “not being country enough” (while they still play crap like Luke Bryan, Alan Jackson, FGL, and Kane Brown), has gone viral rather quickly, and with a remix with Billy Ray Cyrus in the works, will likely be reinstated into the country charts. But why have we gotten to the point where rap and pop stars are getting more attention than talented, real country acts who deserve it (like Hank 3, Tyler Childers, Sturgill, Cody Jinks, etc.)? None other than so-called “traditional country” artist Alan Jackson. Without this soy boy, there wouldn’t be an FGL, a Luke Bryan, a Kane Brown, a “Meant to Be”, a “Old Town Road”, etc. It was Jackson who practically invented bro-country (i.e., "Chattahoochee", "Where I Come From", and "Country Boy"), leading to the heavy rap and pop influence on mainstream country today. And what did that all stem from? Keep in mind that country music is often stereotyped as being ignorant and jingoistic, being tailor-made for rednecks and hicks. This close-minded view of country music which has become so prevalent is also Jackson’s fault. Look no further than "It's Alright to Be a Redneck" (this song title tells you everything you need to know), "I Still Like Bologna", "Jim and Jack and Hank", and, of course, that stupid 9/11-exploiting song where he couldn't tell the difference between Iraq and Iran. Gee, thanks for making country music and us country fans look bad, you wannabe rapper. But no thanks. Recalling Lil Nas X and “Old Town Road”, the most obvious way Jackson has destroyed and desecrated country music lies with the fact that modern country is frequently (rightfully) criticized for its heavy non-country influences, especially R&B, EDM, 80's hair metal, and especially hip-hop. It is a proven fact that Alan Jackson covered multiple rap songs at his concerts, specifically
    * Akon - Don't Matter
    * Wiz Khalifa - We Dem Boyz ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFOtWpul3ZY )
    * 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
    And you consider this soy boy to be "traditional country music"? All the non-country sounds and acts infesting mainstream country radio today, as well as the fact that pop star Bebe Rexha holds the title for the longest running number one country song at 50 weeks while Lil Nas X has not only been able to go viral with “Old Town Road” but has also had it chart on the country charts, are simply the apocalyptic aftermath of what Alan Jackson (the Nickelback of country music) did to country music. In light of this craze about “Old Town Road”, I have to reiterate my point that Alan Jackson did to country music what Bush did to Iraq and Obama did to Libya.



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