Not one to mince words, Zac Brown has revealed what he REALLY thinks about today’s country music.
In a new interview with 93.7 JR FM in Vancouver, Canada, Zac had some not so nice words to say about today’s country, and especially Luke Bryan’s current hit “That’s My Kind Of Night.”
“I love Luke Bryan and he’s had some great songs, but this new song is the worst song I’ve ever heard. I know Luke, he’s a friend. ‘My Kind Of Night’ is one of the worst songs I’ve ever heard. I see it being commercially successful, in what is called country music these days, but I also feel like that the people deserve something better than that. Country fans and country listeners deserve to have something better than that, a song that really has something to say, something that makes you feel something. Good music makes you feel something. When songs make me wanna throw up, it makes me ashamed to even be in the same genre as those songs.”
Ouch. He then went on to make a happy comment about current country making him kind of sick to his stomach.
“If I hear one more tailgate in the moonlight, daisy duke song, I’m gonna throw up. There’s songs out there on the radio right now that make me be ashamed to be even in the same format as some other artists. You can look and see some of the same songwriters on every one of the songs. There’s been like 10 number one songs in the last two or three years that were written by the same people and it’s the exact same words, just arranged different ways.”
Zac is definitely not the only country star to attack the direction of country music lately, but he’s definitely one of the harsher critics.
Zac: "My opinion is not about Luke as an artist, it's about that song. He didn't write it. I'm a fan of Luke, but definitely not that song."—
Zac Brown Band (@zacbrownband) September 14, 2013
For his part, Luke hasn’t said anything about Zac’s personal attack.
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