Pop country star Michael Ray—known for songs such as “Think A Little Less” and “Real Men Love Jesus”—was arrested 3 a.m. Wednesday (12-20) morning in Eustis, Florida for DUI and drug possession after he rear ended another vehicle in the drive thru at a local McDonald’s.
Wonder why pretty much every mainstream country single sounds ostensibly the same? It’s probably because they all pretty much do. Lill illustrates how nine songs on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart all employ the same exact drum beat, and within the same 15 or so beats per minute.
The environment in modern country music right now is such that we celebrate anyone with two ‘X’ chromosomes who can crack the Top 20, yet there’s so many of these middle-tier mainstream males crowding the scene that you can barely keep their names straight. You have male performers who’ve received three #1 stamps without releasing their second full-length record…