I am going to try to ask this question in a different way this time. The question has been asked many, many times over the last few years. What makes a song “country?” The answers always vary depending on who you talk to and almost always ends up in some sort of an argument.
So let’s promise to play nice, be respectful and really explain your side of how this question should be answered.
I have been listening to iTunes Radio a lot over the past few weeks. One of my favorite channels is the iTunes Weekly Top 50 – Country. I play it while I’m cleaning, while I’m in the shower and when I’m running. I noticed that they have streamed 3 of the 4 songs from Sam Hunt’s album preview X2C. And country radio here in Nashville has been playing the heck out of his lead single, “Leave the Night On.” Now before all of the Sam Hunt fans jump all over my butt let me tell you, I love him! I have bragged about him a few times on our Twitter page. His voice is beautiful, and ladies let’s be honest so is he! But here is my real question:
Please Explain Why This is Country Music:
and why this is not: Taylor Swift: Shake it Off