Blake Shelton, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line and More Mashed Up into "Bro Country" Mix That's Undeniably Similar Sounding
All genres have combatting subsets, one of which will claim the other isn't "true" or "hardcore" enough. There is no genre where this is more in play than country music, which features constant battles between the fans of more popular mainstream country and those who stick to the "outlaw" country method of operation. It's reached a peak with the rise of the derisively nicknamed "bro country"—your Luke Bryans and Florida Georgia Lines. A songwriter from Nashville, Greg "Sir Mashalot" Todd, has used Pro Tools to make a hybrid song from those acts plus Blake Shelton, Cole Swindell, Chase Rice and Parmalee just to demonstrate how similar their music is.
The typical complaint against "bro country" is the subject matter, however this mashup goes further in showcasing how the both the instrumentals and lyrics easily melt into each other. The songs featured are four no. 1's from recent years-"Sure Be Cool If You Did" (Shelton), "This Is How We Roll" (Florida Georgia Line), "Drunk On You" (Bryan) and "Chillin' It" (Swindell) plus the Parmalee single "Close Your Eyes" and Rice's "Ready, Set, Roll."
Todd begins by selectively running clips next to each other to show how well they flow into each other, like country music Legos, but then he begins stacking portions on top of each other to create a more Broadway-style blast of bombast. By the end of the song the songwriter has all six songs playing at once. It'd be rather grand if the moral wasn't to demonstrate just how uniform songwriting in country music has become. Humorous notes onscreen such as "3 guitarists, 1 solo!" add humor to the equation.
Check out the video below.