Traditional Country music artists

Jan
24

wil-the-cricle-be-unbroken The battle for the heart of country music will rage on, and the arguments surrounding what country music is, what direction it should take, and what its influences should be will be an eternal one. But it’s hard not to look back on Blake Shelton’s recent comments about country music’s traditional fans, saying in part that “Nobody wants to listen to their grandpa’s music, ” and surmise that with Blake Shelton’s standing as the reigning Country Music Association “Entertainer of the Year, ” that this won’t go down as a very important notch in the country music historical timeline. The arrogance and short-sightedness really goes without saying, and can be seen by virtually any cool-minded observer aside from Blake Shelton’s most dedicated apologists and their contrived explanations.

As a majority, Americans and both angry and bewildered by what has happened to country music, non country music fans included, if not being the majority home of that sentiment. But the devout traditional country fans are the ones with the biggest beef, as they’ve watched their culture be stolen from them, and then re-sold as parody.

In 2012 Saving Country Music struggled to garner interest and passion from the country music community when some of the most important and influential story lines to ever touch the genre unfolded. The sale of the Grand Ole Opry to Marriott International and the biggest re-write of Billboard’s chart rules in 70 years went down in 2012, and the prevailing sentiment amongst the traditional and classic country fandom was wholesale apathy. What I heard from folks was, “Hey, we have our music, who cares what happens to country as a whole?” But Blake Shelton did something that none of these stories could. He awoke the quiet, dormant rage of the disenfranchised true country music fan by outright insulting them.

Blake Shelton’s fatal flaw was thinking he has any ownership in country music. Blake Shelton doesn’t have the right to call the shots on the direction of country music any more than I do, or any artist, entity, or fan does. Nobody owns or operates country music. Country music is of the people, for the people, and by the people.

Where does Blake Shelton think country music came from? Who does he think built the genre from virtually nothing to now being able to bestow to him untold riches that rival the national budgets of some small countries? Does he have no respect for the ones who came before him and gave their very lives for this music; songwriters and side men who never saw the spotlight and never tasted country music’s immeasurable bounty beyond the gift of the music itself? As a Grand Ole Opry member, does Blake not feel the magic when he stands on that section of wood taken from the Country Music Mother Church when he stands at center stage?

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Capturing one of the most extraordinary concerts in the history of traditional American music, DOWN FROM THE MOUNTAIN goes onstage and backstage with the acclaimed soundtrack artists of the Coen Brother's hit film O BROTHER, WHERE ART THOU? Filmed by the Academy Award nominated creators of THE WAR ROOM, his fascinating documentary features behind-the-scenes encounters and dazzling performances from...

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Traditional country music artists The Malpass Brothers perform in concert at Thalian Hall Friday. The show gets underway at 8 p.m. Tickets are between $14 and $28. More information can be found here.

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