I Love The New Stuff

I never used to be into country music, but that was because all I was taught was the older stuff... Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, Alabama, and the like. Now I know about the newer country music, and to my surprise I love it. It has a better style, with more elements of older rock in it, and the lyrics are better, too - no more wailing about losing your wife and dog and cat and truck and hair in the same weekend.

Country music, in my opinion, came into its own in the early 1990s, with my favorite highlights being Brooks and Dunn's "Boot-Scootin' Boogie" and Tim McGraw's "Don't Take a Girl." (A respective dance song and ballad, no less.) Ironically, I also think that was the time rock and pop started veering off course, with good acts like Bryan Adams and Aerosmith fading out, and bad acts like Nirvana and New Kids on the Block gaining wind. Now, I tell people I listen to "old rock and new country," meaning country music made in my life (since 1991, that is) and rock music made before my life started (before 1991). For now that saying works very well for me.

rustyguy rustyguy
18-21, M
Mar 1, 2010