Theres a tear in my beer and I found my dog is queer ... ok sorry ... just remembering the days when I used to listen to alot more country music. These days it seems country pays much more homage to 70's style rock than hank Williams Sr. ... or Jr. for that matter. Now comes the word that KZLA in Los Angeles ..the last "city of lights" country station has changed format. No Country station at all apparently in Hollywood. according to a story
"The host of the midmorning show, Shawn Parr, said he was told just after he started his shift that the station would be changing styles. He queued up Keith Urban's "Tonight I Wanna Cry" at 10:18 a.m., which segued into the Black Eyed Peas' "Let's Get It Started" seven minutes later. Then he left the air"
Country has always had it's share of just blatant trite phrase of the week PRODUCT as opposed to MUSIC ...but the Stones and Snoop Dog and even David Hassalhoff are guilty of selling out now and then....Country also has had it's share of thoughtful songwriters ...even Garth Brooks could make you "FEEL" something . Mary Chapin Carpenter was and stil is wonderful if not commercially successful. ... No Country in LA ... For the genre its a Black Hole and a black eye.