The River's Badge

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Young Farts




"If I am 'Male Vocalist of the Year' that must mean that I’m one of those people now that gets to decide if it moves forward and if it moves on. Country music has to evolve in order to survive. Nobody wants to listen to their grandpa’s music. And I don’t care how many of these old farts around Nashville going, “My God, that ain’t country!” Well that’s because you don’t buy records anymore, jackass. The kids do, and they don’t want to buy the music you were buying."

Source:   Blake Shelton is a Moron

Ray Price's response via Facebook:

"It's a shame that I have spend 63 years in this business trying to introduce music to a larger audience and to make it easier for the younger artists who are coming behind me. Every now and then some young artist will record a rock and roll type song , have a hit first time out with kids only. This is why you see stars come with a few hits only and then just fade away believing they are God's answer to the world. This guy sounds like in his own mind that his head is so large no hat ever made will fit him. Stupidity Reigns Supreme!!!!!!! Ray Price (CHIEF "OLD FART" & JACKASS") " P.S. YOU SHOULD BE SO LUCKY AS US OLD-TIMERS. CHECK BACK IN 63 YEARS (THE YEAR 2075) AND LET US KNOW HOW YOUR NAME AND YOUR MUSIC WILL BE REMEMBERED." 

Source:  Ray Price is a Legend

I don't give one whit about Blake Shelton's music.  I don't listen to country radio, and I don't watch that cheesy reality show of his.  In fairness, though, I did search out a few of his videos on YouTube, because, unlike Ol' Big Head, I don't want to be viewed as ignorant.

Here's the deal, Mr. Future of Country Music:  Your stuff isn't all that "cutting edge", contrary to your delirium.  I could write reams about how Ray Price influenced the country music industry, but nobody is really interested nowadays, it seems.  BS's (good initials!) music is not transformative in any way.  Substitute the name "Blake" for "Eric" or "Jason" or whoever the new him-bo's are; who could tell the difference? 

BS, your stuff is mundane, cloying, insincere.  I could go on and on with adjectives, but this sort of sums it up.

Unlike others on line, I'm not going to give you the benefit of the doubt.  You may well be correct about the future of "country" music, but it's your classlessness; your arrogance; your rudeness; that is inexcusable.

Ray Price turned 87 years old in January.  He's still out there performing.

Still DAMN GOOD for an old fart:


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