Country music is unlike hip-hop music. Every week there seems to be a new beef between this rapper and that rapper, trading jabs on mixtapes, Twitter and in the media. This week a country musician decided to call out a fellow in the scene for what he called "the worst song he's ever heard" and now the whole genre is in a tizzy.
The incident started when Zac Brown called out Luke Bryan for his single "That's My Kind of Night" during a radio interview last week. Among other hyperboles thrown around during the segment, Brown said that the song made him "want to vomit." Bryan's friends in the industry aren't too happy about it however.
"Trust me when I tell u that nobody gives a s--- what you think," posted Jason Aldean online. Countryman Justin Moore didn't mind that Brown didn't like the song, but he was more put off that one country musician would badmouth another.
"You know what, everybody has their opinions and I don't have a problem with people having their opinions, but where I do have a problem with it is when you call out somebody in your fraternity," he said in an interview of his own.
Bryan hasn't given a response on his behalf, but he probably doesn't feel the need to, considering that his album "Crash My Party" has been in the top 5 of the Billboard 200 for the last month.
Our frequent readers are probably aware that we at Music Times weren't exactly hot on the single either, but to describe it as the "worst song ever" is an exaggeration. Still, the "feud" between Brown and Bryan has demonstrated a widening rift in the world of country music. Artists such as Brown and Kacey Musgraves have suggested that the imagery presented in "bro" country such as Bryan's promotes stereotypes and prevents progression in music. Musgraves, for her part, has been very vocal against men praising their trucks, something done plenty in the "That's My Kind of Night" video.
If it means country diss tracks, we can handle it.