Showing posts with label Russell Dickerson. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Russell Dickerson. Show all posts

Oct 6, 2022

Clint Eastwood Country Reaction Gifs

Do ya wanna go see the Vandoliers with me?

Me and my bro toasting Loretta

When she leaves you because you always made fun of her being a huge Morgan Wallen fan

What's your favorite thing about Walker Hayes music?

I was drunk the day my mama got out of prison
and I went to pick her up in the rain

When the car next to you is blasting Russell Dickerson

 No that one's not taken I don't mind if you sit here 


When them damn outlaw country singers are back in town

They got the Bobby Bones Show playing in the break room again


Sep 29, 2022

Wrasslin' Country Reaction Gifs #63

You wanna listen to Tyler Hubbard, Cole Swindell, and Russell Dickerson?

When you let your friend see your Spotify and he finds the "Rascal Flatts songs that aren't half bad" playlist

When you're looking forward to some cocaine country dancing before the night is over

Chris Knight when someone slights him in any way

When you use a Wheeler Walker Jr. song title in an argument with your wife

Me trying to keep a tough, unexpressive exterior when somebody plays "The Mississippi Squirrel Revival"

When you spot and observe some country ladies with a fresh case of beer and a grill

When your little brother hears "Cotton Eyed Joe" for the first time

Even the most reserved man at the bar when a Conway Twitty song comes on the jukebox

I don't know... make your own caption for this one


Jun 22, 2022

3 Up, 3 Down: Jackson Dean, Dustin Lynch, Jelly Roll, etc.



3 Up

 
Jelly Roll - Son of a Sinner

Yeah, that Jelly Roll. The one we’ve made fun of before when running down stereotypes of hick-hop fans and artists. Mr. Roll, who’s mostly known for his country rapping, has been hiding (from those of us who haven’t actually listened to his music, his fans knew) a true talent: one hell of a soulful voice. He’s also a solid songwriter, co-writing this one with Ernest (of “Flower Shops”) and David Stevens. There isn’t a ton of new ground broken in these lyrics, but they’re moving enough, and real enough to be a definite standout on the country chart. But again, the thing is that Jelly Roll sings the hell out of this song, and it’s impressive. 

A


Jimmie Allen - Down Home

There are several other songs on the charts I like more than this one that I could have included. It’s squarely in the pocket of the current pop-country sound-scape with its production and some of the cadence. However, it’s well sung, not overly bro-or-boyfriend-country, and I like the direction Jimmie is moving. This is just kind of an atta-boy I’m putting out into the world in hopes he’ll keep going toward a more organic sound. Allen has the talent and authenticity to move the needle. Neither a ‘change the channel’ song nor a guilty pleasure, it’s a song that shows promise and it’s catchy enough to tap your foot along to and not feel like you’re being overly pandered to.

C+


Jackson Dean - Don't Come Lookin'

When this song first came out, I gave it a quick listen and liked it enough to put it on my “Mainstream Country That Doesn’t Suck” playlist. Then I forgot about it. I was sampling the country station a few weeks back and heard a swampy country rock song that sounded so different from what else they were playing I had to Google the lyrics and see who sang it. It was this song (duh, I’m old and forgetful). Anyway, this rocks, in a bluesy redneck kind of way. Sure, it’s a song about getting away from it all out in the country, but there are no bonfires, beers, hotties, or the typical fare of pop-country. Jackson leaves the specifics out for you to fill in yourself. You don’t have to be spoon-fed. 

B+


3 Down

Russell Dickerson ft/Jake Scott - She Likes It

Russell has recently made comments about how he doesn’t like us. You know, us… the ones who want modern country to have some kind of ties to its roots. This song is just a big ole poke in the eye to let us know he was serious. He’s gonna take his music in whatever direction he pleases and call it country, and screw you boomers. Most of Russell’s music prior to this song has been potboiler boyfriend country with no particular personality, and he hasn’t sold many records. So this is what you do to sell records. It’s still boyfriend country; he’s just dialed up the pop influences to 10 to make it sound more hip. Because twang and traditional instruments don’t sell, right Tyler Childers and Cody Jinks? This is flat out terrible and I wouldn’t like it even if it was marketed as pop.

F


Dustin Lynch - Party Mode

The first time I heard this song, the first verse lulled me into thinking it might be a tolerable song. Then the chorus hit. It’s like the writers said “What if we made the verses kind of a throwback 90s/00s sound that pulls people in, and then throw a big pile of fresh dog shit in their face?” It’s so bad, the relatively decent verses can’t even pull the grade up. If you were driving with the windows down to the first 43 seconds of this song without ever having heard it, and stopped at a light when the chorus hit, you’d strain your shoulder reaching to turn it off or roll the window up before anyone nearby could hear you listening to that insipid, embarrassing dreck. Pretty sure Dustin is just aiming for Tik-Tok virality with this nonsense. You know, just like Hank would’ve done.

D


Chris Janson - Keys to the Country

This song is far more “country” than the other two selections above, but it’s a sub-genre you may remember with disgust: Bro-country. Yeah, it ain’t completely dead. I read the lyrics a few weeks ago before actually listening, and just rolled my eyes (as much as you can while reading something). Been there done that to infinity and beyond. Hearing it today for the first time was a slightly better experience, but affirmed the “bro country” label. Unlike a lot of the cookie cutter dude-bros, Chris has some real talent. Wish he’d show it off a bit more often, but when you’re trying to clamber up from C-list to B-list, I guess you have to make some concessions. Also “I ain’t got the key to the city, but I got the keys to the country” doesn’t hit as a hook the way they think it does… comes off flatter than Highway 61.  (Note, there are several songs worse than this on the charts… looking at you Walker Hayes… but I wanted some variety on this post)

C-

Mar 17, 2022

Top 10 Traits for Getting a Country Record Deal 2022


10. A built in audience of TikTok fans you duped into thinking you were talented


9. A gym membership


8. Generic, character-free male country voice


7. Willingness to be an opening act forever (females)


6. Willingness to be a headliner with your own bus right out of the gate (males)


5. Ability to politely say nothing with many words, when asked about a serious topic in an interview


4. Strong knowledge of hair care techniques, including advanced shampoo and condition, heat protection, volumizer, mousse, and shine serum


3. Have large or new family and only talk about them ever and nothing else


2. Musical inspirations must include at least 3 of the following: 21 Pilots, John Mayer, Lil Wayne, Drake, Ariana Grande, Sugar Ray, Kanye, Keith Urban, Imagine Dragons, Taylor Swift (pop era).


1. Be boring as dry dog shit


Dec 14, 2021

Predicting 2022 in Mainstream Country Music



By Bobby Peacock

• Russell Dickerson revealed to actually be a deepfake

 Bobby continues to be the only person on the entire Internet not to like Lainey Wilson

 Luke Combs hits #1 with "Beer,” which is just him singing the word "beer" over and over again for four minutes

 Walker Hayes gets his second #1 with a cover of the "Chili's Baby Back Ribs" jingle

 Niko Moon runs crying to his mom when his next single fails to chart at all; claims radio PDs called him a poopyhead

 In an unprecedented move, Lauren Alaina records a duet with herself

 Kelsea Ballerini and HARDY propose to record a duet; plans canceled when they can't agree on which letters in the title should be capitalized, if any

 Jordan Davis buys dirt; realizes he can't find the one he can't live without; sells dirt

 Jason Aldean, Toby Keith, John Rich, Travis Tritt, and Aaron Lewis record a collab called "Red Voters with Blue Balls (Let's Go Brandon)"; song's lyric video gets deleted from YouTube for hate speech

 Brantley Gilbert actually does release the worst country song of all time -- oh wait, he already did that with "Bottoms Up"

 All four members of Parmalee discovered working at the same Arby's in Nashville

 Man previously caught sporting public erection due to Turnpike reunion hospitalized for priapism

 Cole Swindell gets his first celeb endorsement: his own personal line of Miracle Whip

 In an even more unprecedented move, Morgan Wallen releases a cover of Western Flyer's "Cherokee Highway"

 Bobby makes another stupidly long"best of the decade" list largely composed of songs that neither Trailer nor any Farce the Music reader has ever heard before

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