Country Stars and Music Feuds
I'm beginning to think there is something in the Nashville water supply. It seems there is a quarrel a week in Music City. I mean, why doesn't everyone chill a bit, hold hands and do a chorus or two of 'Kumbaya!'
If you've been reading some of the posts here at 981thehawk.com or listening to the Hawk at all, you are well aware of Zac Brown being less-than-enamored with his "friend," Luke Bryan's catchy hick-hop tune 'That's My Kind Of Night.' Gary Allan recently stated in a Larry King interview, that Carrie Underwood and Taylor Swift are not real country singers but rather riding the country bandwagon, later saying that those comments were taken out of context.
Justin Moore says he doesn't like the direction of country music and is more comfortable with the 90's sounds. Then you have Blake Shelton having more than a few select words for the Westboro Baptist Church and wife Miranda Lambert's Twitter rant against rapper Chris Brown earlier this year.
Is it just that country music entertainers are super popular and able to speak up and capture the headlines like never before? Are they being too vocal and ticking off country fans? I totally get "freedom of speech" but we all remember what happened with the Dixie Chicks speaking their minds. They were riding high as the hottest act in country music and sadly, it all changed with a few words. Are these recent words going to hurt these country stars for speaking their mind?
Everyone is entitled to an opinion, it's just with social media and 24/7 news, web sites and high profile artists, this is going to happen more and more. Country music is where it's at and when something is that hot, it gets attention.
All I'm saying is, let's get along. Life is too short.
I would love to hear your thoughts. Feel free to share.