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Is Taylor Swift an Effective Gateway Drug for Country?

May 29, 2012 - By Trigger  //  Random Notes  //  59 Comments

Do we really think legions of her fans are going to gateway from her music to Waylon Jennings, or even Alan Jackson, or even Justin Townes Earle? And for as many people she may convert to the pop version of country, may she scare just as many away from the traditional side? What are the ratios here? For all the good she may do enticing young fans to the genre, is she chasing away the older ones?

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