While I was in high school I became a fan of Country Music. It was a good time: a time of Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood before they were, well, Garth & Trisha Brooks.
But lately I have been really frustrated with the world of country music. I think that some artists are taking bets, as in, "Bet you cannot write a successful song with the word. . ." or "Bet you cannot write a successful song about . . .". And it's really hurting the world of music.
Case in point: The Brad Paisley song "Ticks" with the loving words "I'd like to check you for ticks". Really, how could this be anything more than a song written on a dare?
Or, what about the also Brad Paisley song "Little Moments" when he sings:
Well I'll never forget the first time I heard,
That pretty mouth say that dirty word and
I can't even remember now what she backed my truck into
But she covered her mouth and her face got red
And she just looked so darn cute
That I couldn't even act like I was mad
yea I live for little moments like that
Insane. What man lives for the moment when his truck gets wrecked?
Brad Paisley, I think you can sing. I just wish you would stop singing about stupid things.