The stereotypical response from a wannabe college music savant when you ask them what kind of music they listen to, they say "Everything but country," and then follow up with "...except Johnny Cash." First of all, those people are lying; they don't listen to grindcore, avant garde jazz, nor atonal opera. But more importantly, why is it that everyone who hates Toby Keith and Luke Bryan loves Johnny Cash? Perhaps it's because Cash jumped all over the place, from loving his wife to shooting his wife, from lamenting drug use to abusing drugs. The stereotype for modern country is celebrating beer, celebrating America, celebrating love, sometimes at the same time as beer. "Alternative country" rising star Kacey Musgraves told British GQ what country stereotype she hated most, and it might alienate some artists: trucks.
"Anyone singing about trucks, in any form, in any song, anywhere," she said when asked what musical trend needed to die out immediately. "Literally just stop - nobody cares! It's not fun to listen to. I thought dubstep was cool for two seconds - but that can go away now too. It sounds like a malfunction of some kind."
The death-to-dubstep lament is probably okay with most country fans, but the anti-truck sentiment might not sit well. After all, Kip Moore, the man whom she'll be opening for Lady Antebellum this fall and next year, is best known for his single "Somethin' 'Bout A Truck."
Musgraves knows something about cars, so guys can't pull that card in defense of their truck songs. Her first car was a '67 Mustang. Might not tow very much, but that's a ride that causes most red-blooded men to salivate.