Browsing articles tagged with " Craig Morgan"

The Opry Trends Older As Newer Stars Shirk Obligations

January 6, 2015 - By Trigger  //  Random Notes  //  73 Comments

Out of the 67 current members of the Opry, only 25 of them fulfilled their 10 appearance obligation, and three of those died during the year. 11 members didn’t make any appearances at all. But what may be more interesting is who is appearing on the Opry to take up the slack. Of the Top 11 performing members at the Grand Ole Opry in 2014, the average age was 79-years-old.


Saving Country Music’s Worst Country Songs of All Time

May 20, 2013 - By Trigger  //  Down with Pop Country  //  146 Comments

We all know them and we all hate them, those ubiquitous and ridiculous pop country songs that make us hang our heads in shame, embarrassed to call ourselves country fans, constantly making us having to explain that no, we don’t listen to that type of country. They pursue us doggedly, on the radio, over the speakers at the grocery store, blaring from a car full of high school kids at a red light.


Saving Country Music’s Worst Country Songs of 2012

January 3, 2013 - By Trigger  //  Down with Pop Country  //  101 Comments

This year in popular country music, there were some glimmers of hope. Kacey Musgraves’ “Merry Go ‘Round” found some surprising traction and success, and Kellie Pickler’s 100 Proof may go down as one of the best mainstream country albums in years. But of course this was all counter-balanced by a gaggle of the worst songs “country” music has ever seen.


Worst “Country” Songs of 2012 So Far

August 13, 2012 - By Trigger  //  Down with Pop Country  //  78 Comments

What a banner year it has been for bad songs in country music. After 2011’s “Red Solo Cup” by Toby Keith and Jason Aldean’s country/rap “Dirt Road Anthem” the bar has been raised for how low you must go to get attention for your twilighting music career. Put a clothesline clip on your nose, a paper bag on your knee, and dive in…if you dare.


Song Review – Tim McGraw’s “Truck Yeah”

July 4, 2012 - By Trigger  //  Reviews  //  52 Comments

With the first single from the Big Machine Records-era of Tim McGraw, the country music mega-star pulls off the biggest sellout move of his career, and one of the biggest sellout moves ever seen from an established country music franchise name. Yes friends and neighbors, Tim McGraw has fallen prey to the hyper-trend of the country music laundry list truck song.

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