Quote:Quote:I'll say that I'm not a 'music snob.' I just don't like certain songs, but I respect anybody who can get a song on the radioThat is where we differ. I respect quality only. If success comes without quality in the music, there is no respect. A lot of bums make it in music. What am I suuposed to do, respect hacks and bums because they are good bullshitters or have pretty faces?Well, that depends, Horace. Like you, (and I believe we probably have the same taste in music) I like the good stuff. I love Lucinda Williams, Merle Haggard, Loretta Lynn, Conway, anything written by Jimmy Webb, Rosanne C., Waylon, Willie and the Boys....however, I have to accept the fact that everyone has different tastes. Some people love the current stuff on CMT, and I'll confess, that it is growing on me....Trace Adkins has some good songs out. Kenny Chesney who I use to blast, some of his stuff is growing on me too....Carrie Underwood, Little Big Town....it's a mixed bag, they have some good stuff and not so good stuff on the radio.My favorite country music is the Neo-Traditional stuff from the early nineties....Alan Jackson, Vince Gill, John Anderson, Sammy Kershaw, Randy Travis and George Strait (even though they started more in the middle 80's).....the generation before them looked down on some of their stuff, and now the early nineties generation looks down on the current Nashville crop as hollow sounding, bland sentimental crap. Maybe so, but one man's piece of bologna is another man's piece of steak....what is hack music anyway?I grow up with fantastic music, Led Zep, Bob Dylan, Pink Floyd, and I can remember my parents calling it 'hack music' hehe. They loved Benny Goodman and Glen Miller and thought what I listened to was crap. I will say that I miss that gritty soulful music that country used to be so famous for, all those drinking, cheating, fighting, struggling with heartache and prison songs...and I've written a lot of them...my guess is, it will be my lighter fare that gets a nibble in Nashville...that's what they want. Yeah, I'd sellout.