Zac Brown said in a recent radio interview, Luke Bryan’s “That’s My Kind Of Night” is “one of the worst songs I’ve ever heard”. Which led to Jason Aldean firing back “Trust me when I tell you, no one gives a shit what you think”. Tom Petty announced modern county is “bad rock with a fiddle”. Country music in 2013 has changed dramatically in the past decade. Jody Rosen of New York Magazine coined the phrase “bro-country” to describe the latest trend of party-crazed, tanned, tatted, frat boys taking over country music.
Gone are the days of the cowboy hat, now it’s a backwards baseball cap. Every other hit song now is about the weekend, Spring Break, a cold beer, tailgating, and a pickup truck. Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Jake Owen, Lee Brice, Billy Currington, Blake Shelton, Tim McGraw, Jason Aldean, the list goes on and on…..bro-country has taken over! Need further proof, 6 or 7 of this week’s Top 10 Country Music Chart are bro-country hits.
1 Tim McGraw Southern Girl
2 BLAKE SHELTON Mine Would Be You
3 THOMAS RHETT It Goes Like This
4 CHRIS YOUNG Aw Naw
5 KEITH URBAN & MIRANDA LAMBERT We Were Us *
6 JOE NICHOLS Sunny & 75
7 LUKE BRYAN That’s My Kind of Night
8 LEE BRICE Parking Lot Party
9 PARMALEE Carolina
10 TAYLOR SWIFT Red
And the rising #1 with a bullet, Jake Owen’s latest – Beachin’