You might be a tool…

…if you sing for a living and refer to your type of music as a format instead of a genre:

Eric Church happily avoiding the mainstream scene

Really? From what I’ve heard of Eric Church he’s about as mainstream as they come. And I daresay artists who talk in terms of radio formats as opposed to genres don’t have any business talking about how non-mainstream they want to be. Does anyone really think Waylon Jennings or Merle Haggard talked about how mainstream they didn’t want to be? Or, hell, how about George Strait and Alan Jackson? If they did I sure as hell never caught wind of it. They let their music do the talking as opposed to the bullshit bad-boy posturing we see from the likes of Church and Brantley Gilbert. Church can say what he wants to about Miranda Lambert — and indeed he has — but she has never presented herself as anything other than what she is. Which is a hell of a lot more than can be said for him. Which, in turn, leads to the question: Who’s really the inauthentic one here?

(h/t Country California)

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One Response to “You might be a tool…”

  1. Sabra Morse Onstott Says:

    If your current hit is called “Springsteen”, you’re mainstream.

    And you know my opinion of how overrated Ms. Lambert is.

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