Legendary Artist Derides Current Generation of His Genre

  

One aging music legend used a recent interview with the Branson Times as a platform to chide the current generation occupying radio playlists he once called home.

“It used to be about heart and soul, and now it’s all about demographics and the bottom line. They give these kids record deals before they can even hardly wipe themselves and invent their personalities in committees,” said the Hall of Famer, who began his singing career at 12 years old, billed as “Cousin Harry” on the weekly, family-themed Abilene Hoedown radio show during the late 1930s.

“We’re losing the heart of what makes country music great, and I won’t stand for it,” said the legend, whose early hayseed image gave way to coats and tails and lush orchestration during the Nashville Sound era of the ’50s and ’60s. Since being unceremoniously dropped by radio programmers during the ’80s, he has gradually returned to a more traditional country style, and become an increasingly outspoken opponent of modern Nashville country music.

“New country ain’t worth shit,” reads the first line of his website bio.

The singer will fall curiously silent on the inferiority of modern country music next week, when he’s asked to contribute a guest vocal to the new Tim McGraw album.

Concept by Farce the Music. Find more satirical articles in the Fake News archive.

Comments

  1. Rick says

    At first I was thinking this could be literally any of the current batch of way over the hill “Opry Legends” that derail each Opry performance, but that last paragraph now has me convinced its Ray Price! I didn’t know about his childhood stint as “Cousin Harry” though….

  2. says

    The singer will fall curiously silent on the inferiority of modern country music next week, when he’s asked to contribute a guest vocal to the new Tim McGraw album.

    Hahaha! Love it.

  3. LStValentine says

    He seems to be talking more about the business then the quality of music – there’s so much great music out there these days….and of course we want young people brought in – both artist and fans – how else are we going to keep this great music alive!?!?….needs to lighten up a bit, and learn to stay forever young…..

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