|Perry Huddleston, former country lover
“I went into the Walmart electronics section this week to see if I could get a Best of Johnny Paycheck CD, and I couldn’t even find a music display in there.” said Huddleston. “I asked the lady at the register and she pointed me to a couple of Mexican music albums jammed in by the Blu-Rays. I’m not too big a man to admit that I cried a little.”
“Country music literally no longer exists.” he frowned, not realizing that Amazon, Apple Music, Spotify, Bandcamp, CD Baby, Tower Records, CDE, eBay, and literally thousands of other sources for country music are available to him with only a few simple movements of his fingers against the screen of his phone.
“I blame god***n Garth Brooks; he killed it, and I was glad my local ‘classic’ country station went off the air cause they had started playing Garth songs lately.” Huddleston went on. “Now, Chris LeDoux, that was a real country singer. RIP.”
“I’m probably the biggest country music fan I know and I love it with all of my heart; Sh** I’m gonna miss it.” he said, ignorant of the fact that approximately 50 albums that he in particular would enjoy have come out in the first half of this very year.
When we informed Huddleston that hundreds, if not thousands of contemporary “real” country artists offer physical copies of their music, including his beloved CDs online, he expressed suspicion. “I don’t buy anything online because the Chicoms will steal my identity; I just use it to read the news on Gettr.”