Yes ladies and gentlemen, what really is popular country music to some except a repository for washed-up stars that tried their hands elsewhere and either failed initially or ultimately, but still feel their owed a societal debt to be thrust back into the spotlight despite their lack of talent and true country roots, simply because they were once famous for something, or in this case, their sister was.
In 2013, stories of entertainers that “go country” are routine occurrences instead of reasons for surprise, intrigue, or outrage, because country music has officially become the default repository for talent fleeing the collapse of mainstream rock or the place to find strength in the twilight of a dying entertainment career. Here are some of the most notorious “gone country” moments over the years.
3 Doors Down, Aaron Lewis, Big & Rich, Bing Crosby, Bon Jovi, Brad Arnold, Debbie Gibson, Everlast, Jason Aldean, Jessica Simpson, Jewel, Johnny Cash, Kelly Clarkson, Kid Rock, LeAnn Rimes, lionel richie, Michelle Branch, Olivia Newton John, Smash Mouth, Steve Harwell, Terry Bradshaw, Tiffany
When looking at the historical timeline of country music, many times it is big events that set the wheels of change in motion, for the good and the bad. Whether it is intrusion of pop or rap into country, or the ill-treatment of country music greats, here are some of the most embarrassing moments in country music history.
Alan Jackson, Bob Dylan, Chris Gains, CMA Awards, Darius Rucker, DeFord Bailey. Jason Aldean, Dirt Road Anthem, Garth Brooks, George Jones, Grand Ole Opry, Hank Williams, Jakob Dylan, Jason & the Scorchers, Jessica Simpson, John Denver, John Hartford, Keith Urban, Lost Notebooks of Hank Williams, Ludacris, Olivia Newton John, rap, Rascal Flatts, Reinstate Hank, Ryman Auditorium, Sheryl Crow, Stonewall Jackson, Struggle, Taylor Swift, Waylon Jennings
That’s right folks. On the weakness of the universally-panned and box office flopping movie “Country Strong”, Gweyneth Paltrow has decided to “Go Country”, openly shopping for record labels. Paltrow played a post-reheb pop country starlet in the movie, and has performed the title track “Country Strong” at award shows.
Last week the pop country world was rocked when the duo Brooks and Dunn announced they were breaking up. Though the duo has never had any particular reason to be in my crosshairs, information that came out in the various stories about the breakup painted a clear picture of the overly commercial approach that the […]
Well. My plan for the Holidays was to be back home in Texas, but after foul weather and flight cancellations, it looks like I’ll be celebrating the birth of baby Jeebus in the not-so-festive Free Hank III hideout, and hoping the sweet and sour pork in the steam plate at the China Panda is fresh. […]
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Jessica Simpson Gets The Boot !!! Remember when we were all miffed as mamby pambys that pop diva Jessica Simpson had decided to “make the move” and go to Nashville and see if she could suckle on that sweet, lucrative pop country tit? Well apparently Jessica’s country career went over like a poop in a […]
Man, I’ll tell you. Since I started this thing I’ve been trying to push the podcasts out there that support REAL Country music and real music in general. But the thing with podcasts is sometimes they come and go, because of course just like us bloggers, there’s no money in it, and it can consume […]
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I found this on Charlie G’s page. It’s about as poignant and true as it gets. Sure, these old farts are straining to harmonize and the whole thing seems a little contrived, but the verses are so true it hurts. Charlie G. pointed out in the comments of my last blog that the Grand Ole […]
Here we go! Freehank3.org’s 1st Annual Country Music Football Fire Up! Jessica Simpson & Carrie Underwood Get Nasty! Well we love to hate both these girls for their fake pop country lip-sync over-modulated bullshit, but apparently they both love to hate each other! Seems Carrie Underwood was once upon a time getting her laundry peeled […]