I love that pop country has become so contrived and transparent, that even other pop stars and people like Kid Rock can see right through the sham. Some people have been waiting for Billy Ray’s daughter to join the ranks of pop country, surmising that it’s not if, but when. But instead Miley Cyrus joined the ranks of dissenters in a recent interview in Parade Magazine, where she talked about why she’s steering clear of the country scene:
“It scares me, that’s why. It feels contrived on so many levels. Unless you’re wearing a cowboy hat and cowboy boots and singing and whining about your girlfriend or boyfriend leaving you it’s not going to sell. I think that’s why my dad finally got out of it. You have to wear those cowboy boots and be sweet as pie. It makes me nervous, the politics of it all.
When a Disney-manufactured superstar that is about as pop as bubble gum can see how contrived your music is, and even can see the the politics involved in the whole thing, it speaks of just how bad the wanton systematic flaws in the Nashville music machine have gotten.