A popular phrase among aspiring country artists years ago used to be “Nashville or Bust” Nowadays this seems to no longer be the sentiment with True Country artists. Those that long for and love the tradition that exists in Good Timin’, Honky Tonkin’, Toe Tappin’, Two Steppin’, Southern Fried, Rockin’ Country Roots Music know that the Red Dirt Region is now its primary residence.
It’s no longer Nashville or Bust…but…Nashville IS Bust!
If anything, the 50th CMA’s should be evidence in fact of this.
The decision of record execs to force their Pop Infused Version of Country Music down the throats of Country Fans is unsettling to say the least. Not just with “Traditional” Country Music fans…but with Many Nashville Artists as well! The look on some of these artists faces when execs dance out Beyoncé with the Dixie Chicks speaks volumes.
Beyoncé Gate has so enraged some Country fans to the point of saying, ‘Country Music is Dead’! As I was reading this very thought on a thread on Facebook, I couldn’t help but respond, “Country Music is not dead….it has simply changed it’s address!”
Red Dirt Country is gaining ground and it’s artist representation are reaping the benefits. One need only look at the success of Cody Jinks, Cody Johnson and many others like them. So much so that Rolling Stone Magazine has taken notice and has featured articles on them and the growing Red Dirt Music trend.
So….keep up the great work Red Dirt Music Artists. Keep making GREAT music and RedDirtRootsRadio.com and other stations like us, will continue to play it!