I’ve never been much of a country music fan per se. But, growing up in the 60’s/70’s there always seemed to be a half dozen or so country songs on the top 40 pop charts that were just great, enduring songs. The music that plays on local country radio today is a mind numbingly generic, caricature of itself. Unlistenable!Pop country for that reason is intolerable.
Another rant: The drum parts on so many of these more recent country songs are overplayed and out of place. It’s as if country music drummers are trying so, so hard to prove that they can groove and be funky. It doesn’t work, at all! It would kill a good country song! JMO!