What Sucks about
Mainstream Country Music?
And how progressive women are helping change things
What sucks is the social culture of country pop: its whiteness, conservatism,
excessive flag-waving, hyper-nostalgia, patriarchy, and pretensions of "authenticity"
just because you wear boots, a cowboy hat, and speak with a southern drawl.
What is helping save it are singer-songwriters like
MIranda Lambert, Kasey Musgraves, and Brandy Clark.
Top 10 Country Songs of all Time:
What sucks about mainstream country music?
Well, for one thing, a whole lot of the songs sound the same, because they follow a formula controlled by the music industry. That sucks. Watch one of the videos below; you'll get the point.
And the whole country music scene has been seduced by television, which means that the performers have to have pretty faces. Where are the wrinkles? Where is the experience? It's not quite real anymore. That sucks, too.
What really sucks
* Its whiteness (ninety percent of the fans are white)
BBC's History of Country Music