Et tu, Cody Jinks? I still like Cody Jinks, but he out of all people clearly knows better than to cover a stereotypical bro-country song from the soy boy who destroyed country music and turned it into the pop/hip-hop/hair metal mess that Jinks and fellow traditionalists like Sturgill, Tyler Childers, Jamey Johnson, Hank III, Wade Bowen are supposed to stand against. I hope that Jinks knows that it was Jackson who ruined country music by living up to stereotypes ("It's Alright to Be a Redneck", "I Still Like Bologna", and that stupid 9/11-exploiting song where he couldn't tell the difference between Iraq and Iran), setting the genesis for bro-country ("Country Boy", "Chattahoochee", "Where I Come From"), and notoriously covering multiple rap songs in concert, 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 - JuggI'm afraid this is Jinks attempting to sell out to bro-country by covering the bro-country kingpin himself - country music destroyer Alan Jackson (the Nickelback of country music). Hey, if Jinks can cover country music destroyer Alan Jackson, why not cover Luke Bryan, Kane Brown, "Meant to Be", "Old Town Road", or any of those rap songs that Alan Jackson covers? This is no different than when Zac Brown Band sold out with "Beautiful Drug". I wouldn't mind Cody Jinks going mainstream, as long as he stuck to his guns. I sincerely hope this was just a one-off incident. But nonetheless, following that stellar rendition of "Are the Good Times Really Over" months earlier, him going and covering the king of bro-country himself is beyond disappointing.#AlanJacksonKilledCountry
Ssshhhh. Nobody tell this idiot that Johnny Cash covered a Nine Inch Nails song.
I can't imagine how much of an ignoramus you would be to compare Johnny Cash, rightfully one of the most iconic artists in not only country music, but American music in general, to Alan Jackson, the wannabe rapper who holds the distinction of being the man who destroyed country music, as well perhaps as the biggest disgrace to the genre in its entire history. There is a difference between Johnny Cash covering rock music versus Alan Jackson covering rap songs or (in this case) Cody Jinks covering bro-country. Cash's covers were not only countrified, but truly expressed the emotions of an man long past his prime and twilight years. Just like David Allan Coe said, "can you make folks cry when you play and sing?". And that is exactly what Cash did with his covers, especially the cover of Nine Inch Nails's "Hurt" you mentioned. On the other hand, Jackson's covers couldn't be any more different. Taking into consideration how much Jackson has done to destroy country music (especially by living up to stereotypes, inventing bro-country, and helping usher in the hip-hop, R&B, and hair metal influences that have largely replaced traditional country sounds on mainstream radio these days), his rap covers are just another manifestation of his work to further ruin country music. Whenever Jackson covers, say, Wiz Khalifa or Lil Wayne, I don't feel any genuine emotion. No, what I see is a corporate Nashville sellout desecrating his professed genre, which is exactly what Jackson SHOULD be known for. If it weren't for this soy boy, we wouldn't have pop singer Bebe Rexha holding the record for the longest running number one country song at 50 weeks, nor would we have rapper Lil Nas X and his hit "Old Town Road" cresting at the number one spot on the Hot 100 and inevitably making a return sooner or later to the country charts. My point exactly, Alan Jackson did to country music what Bush did to Iraq and Obama did to Libya. If Johnny Cash were alive, he'd make sure his boot didn't miss Alan Jackson's rear end. Alan Jackson is truly the Nickelback of country music.#AlanJacksonKilledCountry