I realize that I am in the minority on this one even amongst my circle of friends. But I loathe modern day country music so bad it's not funny. I just want to walk up to Kenny Chesney and slap the hat off his bald head. It's like watching a circus with these rednecks. I hate it almost as bad as I hate self-loving rappers. Let's face it, any music genre that encourages people to wear cowboy hats when they haven't even been anywhere near a cow is just bad music. And the belt buckles, oh don't get me started. If your belt buckle is bigger than your fist, you need help.
I say all that knowing full well that in my teens I was a big country music fan. I've seen George Strait 5 times in concert. I even saw....gulp...Brooks and Dunn. Everyone has a past they are slightly embarrassed over.
Also keep in mind that every once in a while a country song comes out that I will catch myself humming later on when I'm working or something. It's not like the genre hasn't put out it's rare gem.
Another thing to remember is that old country does not necessarily apply to this hatred of mine. Johnny Cash was the man. So was Marty Robbins. Even Willie Nelson has written some of the most recognizable tunes ever. And Patsy Cline still holds a special place in my MP3 player. But Tim McGraw and the gang are rubbish and hold no place in the old IPod.
Country haters unite!