Country Music Day on Oprah

OprahApparently Tuesday (4-14-09) on the Oprah Winfrey Show there was a “Country Music Special.” Guests included Darius Rucker, Carrie Underwood, Sugarland, and Kenny Chesney. If you’re wondering where the COUNTRY music artists in that list are, so am I.

Upper-middle class housewives screeched as fashion-plate stars sang songs written by other people through pitch benders, and a fun and fake time was had by all. Look at this picture and tell me, where do you see country music?

Sure there is a cowboy hat perched on top of Rene Zellweger’s ex, but then there’s some guy dressed up like a leprechaun, and there’s so much makeup on each of those faces if you got to scraping it off you could fill up a Mason jar. One of those BIG Mason jars, like your grandma used to keep on the top shelf full of beans, when country music was music from the country.

I’ve always wondered when watching Oprah, where are all the ugly, awkward people at? Everybody seems so pretty under a mask of makeup and “soft lenses” for the camera. Even the audience looks buttered up.

At one point I guess Queen Oprah said that country was“the real soul music.” Hmm. I wonder how the soul brothers and sisters feel about that. Aren’t they big constituents of Oprah?

Here’s a taste of this garbage:

EVERYBODY is lining up nowadays to belly up to that big bloated pop country sow and suckle what they can for ratings. I guess even the mighty Oprah isn’t above it.

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