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Luke Bryan Defends Himself Against ‘Outlaw’ Comments

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Luke Bryan got himself in some hot water after an interview with Hits Daily Double. I have no idea why they asked Luke Bryan about Outlaw Country, but they did.

I think that people who want Merle, Willie and Waylon just need to buy Merle, Willie and Waylon. I’ve never been a “Those were the good old days” kind of guy. I’m not big on looking back on the past. I’m not an outlaw country singer. I don’t do cocaine and run around. So I’m not going to sing outlaw country. I like to hunt, fish, ride around on my farm, build a big bonfire and drink some beers—and that’s what I sing about. It’s what I know. I don’t know about laying in the gutter, strung out on drugs. I don’t really want to do that.

There’s plenty of room for people to like Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Jason Aldean. We don’t all need to be the same. Sam Hunt is a different kind of country artist; he has his crowd, just like Eric and Jason do.

I think it’s a part of the whole evolutionary process of music and how the stereotypes all come down. People’s playlists have country, rock, rap, everything—it’s just about whether they like the song or not.

Some people get bent out of shape about where country music may or may not be heading. I just try to go with my gut and use my instinct on stuff I like. When I sing something, it’s going to be pretty dadgum country just by the way I sing.

So there ya have it folks… Its country as long as it’s sung with southern drawl.

Apparently, Luke got some pretty negative feedback because the singer took to Twitter to defend himself.

Hey guys I’ve been thinking about this all day, every now and then I feel I need to defend myself in this business. I did a great interview with many topics discussed. It’s so frustrating that something negative has spun out of the story. I would never speak against any artist. It’s not my style. I consider Willie, Waylon and Merle musical heroes. I was trying to state what I was about and where I come from with my music. It’s simple as that.

I KNOW Luke is a good guy. I’m sure that people got their undies in a wad over his comments, but it’s also a lesson in choosing your words carefully. What do you think of Luke’s comments?

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6 Responses to “Luke Bryan Defends Himself Against ‘Outlaw’ Comments”

  1. Kev says:

    The guy’s an arse ….. Crap singer too!

  2. David Miller says:

    Willie, Merle and Waylon are musical legends, that is indisputable. Luke, Eric and Jason are on their way to becoming musical legends. Young people like to listen to young artists; they will listen to Luke, Eric and Jason, and then they will start to listen to Willie, Merle and Waylon. Music is music, and as Luke implied in the piece, it’s either good or bad. All the above are good.

  3. Harriett says:

    1. He wasn’t asked about Outlaw Country. He dove into that all on his own.
    2. He obviously doesn’t understand what Outlaw Country is.
    3. He’s rightfully taking the most heat because of the cocaine/gutter comments and he didn’t address those ridiculous comments in his tweet.

  4. Donna says:

    It sounds like he thinks he’s better than Waylon, Willie and Merle.

  5. SmartAlex says:

    I am not a fan of Luke Bryan. I see him as a pretty-boy one-dimensional character. He says that he sings about what he knows. Having listened to his lyrics, I get the feeling that he is not very deep. But that’s what country music in 2015 is about…good looking guys and hot chicks. Not very profound.

    If drinking beer and driving around the farm and hunting and fishing is all he knows…the boy needs to get out more.

  6. william starnes says:

    I would not go as far as the Barn to here that Punk Luke Bryan. all his music is Pop music & they call it country. I think he needs to cool his heels as a singer after his comment about Willie, Waylon, & Merle. If he did not mean it, He should not have said it. He Let his Mouth Overload His Butt.

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