Monday, April 8, 2019

Old Town Road Is Country Enough

From youtube comment section: They made a new genre: G-Haw

Listen, this is old, but country music, for years and years and decades and decades, has devolved it's standards. They have people on synths and drum machines singing with autotune, and they call it country. So country music deserves this. Because Country Music is steel guitars and banjos, and that definition has been dead for 50 years.

So Country Music hasn't been about the sound or the instruments or even the content for years. I wish it was because I like the country sound, but it isn't.

The only debate about whether Old Town Road is country or not is: Does he sing about momma? Or trains? Or prison? Or getting drunk?

And the answer is he does. Kinda. He sings about drinking lean. Close enough.