Bro-Country Has Officially Taken Over – New Jake Owen, Thomas Rhett

jake-owenZac 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.

 

 

Thomas-Rhett1Gone 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’

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