Merle Haggard and today’s “Country” music

 

[hmtad name=”Adsense Unit 2″ align=”floatleft”]Got to hand it to Merle. If anyone “knows” country music it’s him and when he speaks…Well, Nashville should listen.

Here’s a quote from The Legend himself…I couldn’t agree with him more.

 

Haggard furthers that modern country music lacks “substance,” something he’s valued since he got started. “I know these guys, occasionally play shows with them and they’re all good people. But I wonder if that record they’re making is something they can actually do,” the legend says. “Too much boogie boogie wham-bam and not enough substance.”

“It’s all the same musicians, too, probably eight to 10 musicians play on every record you hear,” Haggard adds. “For a musician hearing things that way, you can tell when a certain guitarist is playing. I know more about the musicians than the artists, actually.”

Here’s the link for the rest over at Fox 411

Merle Haggard

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