As a musician, it’s important to keep reinventing yourself to stay relevant in the ever-changing world of music genres and pop culture, but why is everyone so quick to leave country music behind in the back of an old pick-up truck on a gravel road?
Maybe it shouldn’t be looked at as leaving one genre for another, but rather a slow progression. Maybe country music just has a knack for progressing into catchy pop hits. The lines between these two genres have become too blurred to differentiate where one ends and the other begins.
What’s defined as country music has changed—it’s pop, it’s rock, it’s alternative, it’s emotional and powerful, but it’s catchy and fun. It’s songs to sing to and songs to cry to. It mixes every music genre into one. Is it a bad thing? Is it a good thing? To each their own, but modern country music is noteworthy and interesting in its new format. Country music isn’t just country music anymore—it’s something else entirely.