Texas Country Stars Read Mean Reviews
Ha! This is great. So at some point during the last installment of Mile 0 Fest in Key West, FL in early 2020, a bunch of independent country artists primarily from the Texas scene took the time to read bad reviews of their music. Consider it like a mean Tweets segment featuring some of your favorite artists. Songwriters Adam Hood and Brent Cobb, William Clark Green, Mike Harmeier of Mike and the Moonpies, Jamie Lin Wilson, and Wade Bowen all participated.
Jason Eady recently shared the compilation video on Instagram (see below), and also had one of the best bad reviews. “Meh. Love the music, until Eady starts singing. Then it’s just another nose twangy country bumpkin that are a dime a dozen.”
Saving Country Music named the album Cheap Silver and Solid Country Gold from Mike and the Moonpies the 2019 Album of the Year. But someone else did not concur. “Wow. I can’t believe I’m the only one that thinks this sounds like the kind of easy listening music my grandparents listen to. I’m bored out of my skull listening to this.”
And Wade Bowen might have had the best one. “Yikes. This album is terrible. I was listening to Sam Hunt, who currently has the best-selling album in the country, clicked on this guy. What a mistake. BORING. Thank you Sam for saving country music from boring crap like this guy.”
This year Mile 0 Fest has been moved back to April 27th thru May 1st, with headliners such as Blackberry Smoke, Lucinda Williams, Randy Rogers Band, and the aforementioned Wade Bowen. They also recently added a bunch of new additions to the lineup of what might be the first major festival back after the pandemic, and have a final lineup announcement coming soon. For more info, visit mile0fest.com .
February 10, 2021 @ 1:24 pm
LOL…… Wade’s and Mike Harmeier’s were my favorites. I’m probably as old as that persons grandparents so no wonder I’m such a big Moonpie fan…..never bored…and Wade……there’s just no comeback to someone that thinks Sam Hunt has saved anything….lol We love you guys!!!
Rickie Jon Connors
February 10, 2021 @ 3:26 pm
You’d have to hope Wade would take this as a compliment coming from someone who thinks Sam Hunt is good country music.
Would be great to see FGL reacting to some of their reviews on this site.
strait county 81
February 10, 2021 @ 3:44 pm
If mainstream “country” fans think you suck it just means you got talent.
February 10, 2021 @ 3:53 pm
That Sam Hunt one has GOT TO be a troll. Well done, young jedi.
February 10, 2021 @ 4:44 pm
Anyone know where these mean reviews were found? I may or may not have written one of those and would like to verify.
February 10, 2021 @ 6:58 pm
Anyone who thinks Sam Hunt is country is not qualified to comment on actual country music. 😀
February 10, 2021 @ 7:25 pm
Whoever was ragging on Eady needs to clean their damn ears out. That dude has one of the best voices ever, and he sounds just as good live.
February 10, 2021 @ 8:10 pm
As I sit here and read this article and listen to Josh Wards’ ‘Whiskey And Whitley’ I can’t help but shake my head when someone thanks Sam Hunt for saving country music. Are you serious? The person who made that comment probably is serious and believes that Sam Hunt is a country artist. Way too many in this younger generation just don’t get it. I am so thankful to all Texas country artists for what they bring to the table. I fully immersed myself in Texas country when I discovered 94.9 The Outlaw in Electra/Wichita Falls. I just can’t get enough now. Texas country is light years better than most of what comes out of Nashville these days. Whether it’s Josh Ward, Wade Bowen, Robynn Shayne, Mark Chesnutt or King George, Texas country, simply put, is the best. Thank you to each and every Texas country artist for keepin’ it country!
February 11, 2021 @ 4:03 am
Hilarious!! i don’t use instagram so thanx Trigger for sharing this. These artists are the best.
February 11, 2021 @ 10:00 am
Jimmy Kimmel has a segment called “Mean Tweets” where people read shitty tweets twatted at them. There are several country versions of it. Good shit.
February 11, 2021 @ 3:03 pm
whoever says sam hunt crap is better than wade bowens music is an idiot.
February 18, 2021 @ 2:18 pm
You can usually sense an idiot in a review and sometimes they come right out and praise sam hunt, saving you the trouble of thought.