Why would anyone care what those people thought?

1990s also-ran Collin Raye, on modern country music:

I think a lot of people are going back to thinking country music is ‘dumb,’ the way they did prior to those days when Garth and everyone was doing well.

Yeah, so? Why would anyone give such an uninformed, narrow-minded, bigoted opinion any credence whatsoever? I feel pretty comfortable saying that those who thought country music before 1991 was “dumb,” quite simply, have more than a few missing brain cells themselves. I could list a ton of titles here — “Everything That Glitters (Is Not Gold),” “Detroit City,” “Mama Tried,” “Still In Saigon,” “Don’t You Think This Outlaw Bit’s Done Got Out Of Hand” — but such would really be belaboring the point to anyone whose opinion on the genre deserves to be taken seriously.

And frankly, it’s not as if Collin Raye was really all that country himself, so why should anyone care what he thinks either? For all anyone knows, he’s just pissed that his own gravy train got derailed.

(h/t Country California)


2 Responses to “Why would anyone care what those people thought?”

  1. Sabra Morse Onstott Says:

    Much as I liked him as an adolescent, Collin Raye was the vanguard of country music as romance novel, ie, exactly what fucked Nashville up so much.

  2. Brigid Says:

    Collin Who???

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