I've seen several threads where the talk about the lack of good country music has moved the thread off topic.
I don't mean to go off on a rant here...
I think the majority of today's country all sounds the same. I don't really follow the country scene, I listen to the FM radio and just keep changing the station. So, I'm more a guy that likes to listen to older country and would prefer to not listen to the junk that sounds just like the last song. I know what I like and don't care for most of it today.
Country music has sure changed over the last 10 years or so. What's happened? Have all the good song writers died? Can't anybody sing anymore? Does Autotune own the country music industry? Is it driven by producers than feel they know what I want to listen to? If I wanted to listen to pop music, I'd have those channels programmed in my radio.
There's a local station here that plays country oldies on Sunday mornings. That's pretty good. Maybe I need to quit my job and start an oldies country station. I think one of the best newer singers is Jamey Johnson. He has some interesting songs, they have some strange lead ins and outs, but he sounds like he could have been one of the Highwaymen. His song "Mowing Down the Roses" might even fit in with GTT.
I guess I need to buy a newer radio so I can sync it with the 6 gigs of music I have and just stop listening to the radio. Sorry Waylon, I don't know whatever happened to the blues and George, maybe nobody's gonna fill there shoes.