Steve Earle Slams Hayes Carll, Modern Country as “Hip-Hop For People Afraid of Black People.”

Steve Earle Slams Hayes Carll, Modern Country as “Hip-Hop For People Afraid of Black People.”

Let’s call it what it is at this point: Steve Earle is going scorched earth. Ahead of the release of his latest album So You Wanna Be An Outlaw, the 62-year-old alt-country songwriter isn’t just refusing to pull punches, he’s looking for targets. His latest are modern country, Oasis frontman Noel Gallagher, and the new partner of his former wife, Hayes Carll.