Showing posts with label Nelly. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Nelly. Show all posts

Aug 14, 2018

The Secret to Rockers Going Country

These pop and rock artists could have had more success 
in the country world with these subtle lyrical changes.

May 11, 2017

WWE Country Reaction Gifs 22: Alan Jackson, Sam Hunt, FGL, etc.

Hey man, you wanna catch the 
FGL/Chris Lane/Nelly show with me?

Gary Levox's favorite wrestler

 Wishing Sam Hunt would meet this guy in a dark alley

 Oh, you think Alan Jackson ruined country music?

 Mr. Radio Man, please play my new single

When you hear "Body Like a Back Road" 
playing in an ambulance

 Hey, Kane Brown fans...

May 8, 2017

The Roots of Modern Mainstream Country

The Roots of Modern Mainstream Country

The roots of modern mainstream country music run deep… well, not deep, but long. All the way back to the 70s anyway. You hear the disco beats of ABBA and others in the slick sounds of Chris Lane and Thomas Rhett. There's not a ton of 80s influence in the current sound - though you'll hear a little hair metal flourish from time to time. The 90s is where 2010's country really finds its 'soul.' From the chillaxing flow of Jack Johnson to the gleeful boy band harmonies, to the danceable pop rock of Sugar Ray, it's undeniable that the generation of music the most popular artists and songwriters grew up on is a huge influence on their sound.

So what about country music? Is modern country influenced by any of that? Well, sure. If you call Shania Twain and Rascal Flatts country. (Yeah, we have a few outliers with a semi-traditional sound, but even Jon Pardi only releases his most dance floor ready tracks to radio)

Check out this Spotify playlist if you don't believe me. You'll hear some really familiar sounds if you're a consumer of iheartradio's commercial country soundscape. If you're not, you'll just get a knowing laugh out of it. Oh, and don't think I'm saying all this music is bad… I like some of it; it's just not necessarily the well a genre called "country" should be drawing most of its water from.

Here's the tracklist if you don't wanna put your ears through all that.

Smash Mouth – All Star
Drake – Take Care
Everything – Hooch
John Mayer – Your Body Is a Wonderland
Britney Spears – ...Baby One More Time
Sugar Ray – Every Morning
Shawn Mendes – I Know What You Did Last Summer
Winger – Seventeen
Kesha – TiK ToK
Lil Wayne – A Milli
Rascal Flatts – Prayin' For Daylight
*NSYNC – Bye Bye Bye
Limp Bizkit – Rollin' (Air Raid Vehicle)
Katy Perry – Teenage Dream
Jack Johnson – Sitting, Waiting, Wishing
Nelly – Country Grammar (Hot Shit)
Eminem – The Monster
Zedd – Stay (with Alessia Cara)
Montgomery Gentry – Hell Yeah
Bloodhound Gang – The Bad Touch
Dave Matthews Band – Ants Marching
The Pussycat Dolls – Don't Cha
Warrant – Cherry Pie
Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud
Crazy Town – Butterfly
ABBA – Dancing Queen
Calvin Harris – My Way
Shania Twain – That Don't Impress Me Much
Nickelback – Something In Your Mouth
LFO – Summer Girls
Ariana Grande – The Way
G. Love & Special Sauce – Cold Beverage

Apr 12, 2016

Luke Bryan: A Visual Interview

Welcome, Luke. Thanks for taking the time to answer a few questions with us.

First of all: who is your greatest country influence?

 Besides Sam Hunt and Florida-Georgia Line, who do you think 
is screwing up country music the most these days?

So, where have all the greatest country singers gone?

In one image, sum up your appeal.

Your jeans are very tight. What do you wear under those to stay comfortable?

You get a lot of backlash online. Has anyone ever really hurt your feelings?

So what do you have to do for traditional country fans to take notice of you?

Just for fun, take a picture of the two dumbest people you know.

Okay, finally, please show us your greatest talent.

Thanks Luke, that was very enlightening!


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