90s country star, Clay Walker, isn't too happy about the current state of country music and the road it's heading down. So, it's no surprise that the title of his upcoming album is Long Live The Cowboy, which is his first release in five years.
According to the Modesto Bee, Clay spoke on the subject during a phone interview and said, "I would say there’s never been a better time to release an album. The music has gone through a lot of changes and a lot of growth in the last few years. We’ve seen the sound of country music go through a radical change. That’s been good. I’ve been able to have a catbird seat, seeing what people like and dislike."
It's obvious that country music evolves through the decades. Today's modern country has hints of rock and pop, which is something you wouldn't have seen in the 70s or 80s. We saw some of that begin to emerge in the 90s, but today it's very different, but still country, and Clay doesn't see anything wrong with that; he actually agrees with the growth. "It’ll never be the same; we will never go back to the way it was in the ’80s or the ’90s or anything like that. Which is good. This change in the music has definitely helped country music grow. I think I’ve been able to make an album of music that falls right where it should be."
That being said, there is one thing Clay absolutely does not agree with, and that is all the outdated rockers squirming their way into his genre. "I can’t stand to see outdated rock-and-rollers coming in to play country music. That really pissed me off,” he said. “We have great singers, great country musicians. There’s no reason we have to dilute it by letting people in the format that don’t have any business being in the format." Clay is very opinionated on this. Especially as we see Steven Tyler making his way into country music with a brand new album, and the same with Bret Michaels.
Other than that, Clay seems to be happy with how things are going.
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