Aug 21, 2019

I Can See It In Your Eyes

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  1. Any mentally sane country fan who hasn't listened to country radio would probably have the same reaction, as non-country influences like hair metal, EDM, hip-hop, and Drake style R&B have replaced traditional country sounds while bro-country and metro-bro continue to dominate (although there are still some good artists such as Luke Combs, Eric Church, and Chris Stapleton). That being said, by the 1990's, those non-country elements (along with bro-country and metro-bro) had already begun to take hold within mainstream country music, as the talentless hack who pioneered that drivel was (unfortunately) already well-established within country music and, even worse, regarded as some sort of traditional country singer despite obviously being the furthest thing from such. I'm referring to none other than the Nickelback of country music, Alan Jackson, who basically invented bro-country (see "Chattahoochee", "Country Boy", and "Where I Come From"). In addition, it was also Jackson who solidified country music's standing as a laughing stock of a genre and its audience as trailer-dwelling, racist, ignorant, Libertarian rednecks through crap like "It's Alright to Be a Redneck" (the title should be pretty self-explanatory), the 4 and a half minute long torture that is "I Still Like Bologna", "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 as for those non-country influences taking over mainstream country music, Alan Jackson isn't done with grovelling down to said non-country influences (especially hip-hop and R&B), as it was none other than this so-called "traditional country" singer who 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
    Sure, country radio back in the 90's may sound like Hank Williams compared to today (and there were definitely many great acts during that time, especially George Strait, Randy Travis, Brooks & Dunn, Clint Black, Dwight Yoakam, and Confederate Railroad, among others), but during that time, the seeds had already been planted by one of the most prominent artists during that era of mainstream country - Alan Jackson AKA the Nickelback of country music. Comparing Jackson to contemporaries like those artists just previously mentioned is like comparing prison food to a nice gourmet meal of prime rib and baked potato. Jackson pioneered both the various non-country elements and the bro-country and metro-bro garbage, all of which have replaced traditional country influences within mainstream country. Bro-country acts like Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Kane Brown, Sam Hunt, Hunter Hayes, Russell Dickerson, and Cole Swindell, along with the fact that pop singer Bebe Rexha's collaboration with bro-country act Florida Georgia Line holds the record for the longest running number one country song at 50 weeks while rapper Blanco Brown currently has the number one country song and bro-country artist Kane Brown's collaboration with EDM DJ Marshmello is currently in the top ten on the country charts and still rising, are all the apocalyptic aftermath what of 90's "traditional country legend" (my ass) Alan Jackson AKA the Nickelback of country music did to this genre. Alan Jackson is about as traditional country as Saturn and Neptune are countries.



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