George Strait is a country music legend who has been in the business for over 30 years. He is a hit maker too. Wrote a lot of songs that we all know and love. Well, it seems like in this day and age of the music industry, nobody cares about him anymore. George wanted to make a point of that with this new song he just released called, “Kicked Outta Country”. FM Country stations all over the United States used to play his hits all the time but these days nobody wants to play his singles anymore. In this song, Strait wanted to rant about that and he points out that other country music legends went through the same thing like Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, etc. The country music industry keeps rejecting Strait’s records and people wonder why that is.
I can absolutely see why nobody wants to play George Strait’s songs on the radio anymore. Simply put is because they feel he is “way too country” and not “pop” enough. These days the country radio are playing songs by Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Tim McGraw, Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood, Kenny Chesney, Miranda Lambert, etc. All that stuff I listed sounds way too pop & R&B. That’s what country music is playing nowadays. This is what people are listening to nowadays. Nobody wants to hear real country music anymore. The song I posted above, that’s what real country music is supposed to sound like. Ya know, the southern accent in the singing… the table slide guitar in the background. Nobody wants to hear real country like George Strait, Randy Travis, Clint Black, Dwight Yoakam or Loretta Lynn anymore. Everybody wants to hear crap like Kenny Chesney, Toby Keith, Tim McGraw, Florida Georgia Line, etc. I think you get my point now.
I hear George, though and can’t blame him for writing a song about it. I used to be a country music fan but with the way country is going today? Blech. Today’s country doesn’t sound like country anymore. Why do you think Taylor Swift went pop? The music industry doesn’t care. They’ll make music whatever makes the money and that’s all they care about. Today’s country is sounding pop is ’cause it helps make the industry the money. That’s why they don’t care about real country anymore.
I do like George Strait though. I used to listen to him a lot when I was young.