I’ve even become a fan (not sure if this is the right word) of some of the older stuff because they are simply the best dance floor starters around.
But what the heck is going on with new country music? All the women in country music are singing about breakups and other dark subjects (Better Dig Two, Chainsaw, Tornado), and I’m Ok with that for the most part. Country music has always had a hint of heartache in it, so this new breed of women are just being more aggressive.
But my main complaint is with all the too-old-to-be-frat-boys crooning country boy-band ballads. Where are the outlaws? Where’s the irreverent party music? Where’s Bocephus?!
I get it, once something works everyone in the music industry rushes to copy. Remember “Grillz” and “Laffy Taffy?” Or Mumford & Sons and the Lumineers? Neither do we. Thanks Eric Church!
And I’d also like to go on record that being a male country music band/singer’s video casting director has to be the best job on the planet. Have you seen the women they find for these videos? So, in order to make the new male country music a bit more bearable, I’m proposing a new drinking game.
So break out your beverage of choice, turn on your favorite country radio station and let’s go!
Take a drink when you hear :
- Headlight, taillight or foglight.
- Moonlight or starlight.
- Backwoods or backroad.
- Any type of truck speaker (Kraco, Pioneer, Kenwood, etc).
- Truck tire size (include jacked up truck if you wish).
- Sweet Tea (suggested by @a_d_mcconnell )
- And of course, ice cold beer.
Follow along with these simple rules and in a very short time you’ll not only write the perfect country song, you’ll be drunk doing it! I’m sure I missed some easy phrases that need to be added. Send them to me @BeBizzy on Twitter!