Backlash after Lil Nas X's "Old Town Road" removed from Billboard Hot Country chart

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Hank Jr. is explicitly right wing, explicitly racist, explicitly a piece of shit so saying they turned him on when they could have said Johnny Cash or Willie or whoever is absolutely code

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Saturday, 17 August 2019 18:21 (ten months ago) link

In April 2012, Trace Adkins announced that he was backing Mitt Romney in the presidential election. Part of the reason is that he's a proud supporter of the NRA, and feels Republicans better represent his ideology. “I don’t like the direction that Democrats want to take this country,” he said. “I’ve been a Republican since I registered to vote in 1980.”

In August, Adkins performed a new song called 'Tough People Do' that many wanted to call the "GOP anthem." He sang it at the Republican National Convention, but said it was a song for all people, no matter their political affiliation.

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Saturday, 17 August 2019 18:24 (ten months ago) link

Trace Adkins Set to Perform at Fundraiser Where Donald Trump Will Headline

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Saturday, 17 August 2019 18:31 (ten months ago) link

If racists get triggered by OTR does that mean I have to like it

El Tomboto, Saturday, 17 August 2019 18:33 (ten months ago) link

i think whiney is right these civil rights activists definitely deserve the benefit of the doubt

https://www.thedailybeast.com/in-trumps-america-homophobe-blake-shelton-is-the-sexiest-man-alive

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Saturday, 17 August 2019 18:38 (ten months ago) link

Hank Jr. is explicitly right wing, explicitly racist, explicitly a piece of shit so saying they turned him on when they could have said Johnny Cash or Willie or whoever is absolutely code

― Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Saturday, August 17, 2019 2:21 PM (three hours ago) bookmarkflaglink

Hank is pretty much who every country song uses as a signifier though (see "My Church," "How I'll Always Be," "Redneck Crazy," you could really do this forever) -- it's code, but code for "REAL country music, none of that pop crap," which obviously has certain implications baked in, but one step removed.

like, I’m eating an elephant head (katherine), Saturday, 17 August 2019 21:26 (ten months ago) link

Bullshit that Trace Adkins hasn’t made any good music. The Stubborn One is an all time song.

Muswell Hillbilly Elegy (President Keyes), Saturday, 17 August 2019 22:29 (ten months ago) link

As posted above, there are a whole bunch of "real" country artists, depending on your taste. George Jones, Merle, Willie, Johnny Cash, Hank Sr., Waylon. They just happened to pick the one best known these days for being a reactionary racist.

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 17 August 2019 22:54 (ten months ago) link

he's he's beenike, I’m eating an elephant head (katherine) at 4:26 17 Aug 19

Hank Jr. is explicitly right wing, explicitly racist, explicitly a piece of shit so saying they turned him on when they could have said Johnny Cash or Willie or whoever is absolutely code

― Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Saturday, August 17, 2019 2:21 PM (three hours ago) bookmarkflaglink

Hank is pretty much who every country song uses as a signifier though (see "My Church," "How I'll Always Be," "Redneck Crazy," you could really do this forever) -- it's code, but code for "REAL country music, none of that pop crap," which obviously has certain implications baked in, but one step removed.

understood, also I believe the relationship between my post and your post is no coincidence

I remember reading this Tape Op interview with Roy Orbison's producer and he's been doing Roy records in Nashville, he gets called into a meeting with Fred Rose from Acuff Rose and a bunch of the founders of Nashville saying quit making n-word music in this town or you're done. to his credit he said fuck you and left

but they tolerated David Allen Coe's racist stuff, dudes like Johnny Rebel existed....parts of country music culture aren't deeply racist, including the Country Boy Can Survive shit everyone loved in my farm town high school

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Saturday, 17 August 2019 22:57 (ten months ago) link

I will defend some of Hank, Jr.'s eighties music too -- tougher than that slushy period allowed.

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 18 August 2019 00:18 (ten months ago) link

whisky bent and hellbound is great

I just think it's so weird how ilx forever glosses over this stuff with country while ferreting out every way everything else is problematic

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Sunday, 18 August 2019 01:58 (ten months ago) link

You’re ridiculous bringing up David Allen Coe and Johnny Rebel’s dumbass private press mail order underground albums “existing” as an example of anything that has to do with Nashville.

Whiney G. Weingarten, Sunday, 18 August 2019 07:17 (ten months ago) link

There’s like exponentially more outwardly racist/fascist punk and metal bands

Whiney G. Weingarten, Sunday, 18 August 2019 07:19 (ten months ago) link

I just think it's so weird how ilx forever glosses over this stuff with country while ferreting out every way everything else is problematic

― Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown)

"Gloss over" is doing a lot of work in this sentence.

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 18 August 2019 11:13 (ten months ago) link

I heard a Charlie Daniels verse about how drug dealers should be lynched ("Simple Man") on a radio station in Chattanooga last year.

Vape Store (crüt), Sunday, 18 August 2019 13:27 (ten months ago) link

What, like this?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oMzADAzipow

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Sunday, 18 August 2019 13:44 (ten months ago) link

yes Whiney no shit do you really think there's any possible way I didn't know that?

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Sunday, 18 August 2019 14:10 (ten months ago) link

also feel free to address the articles I posted about yr boy Blake

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Sunday, 18 August 2019 14:11 (ten months ago) link

"You're ridiculous for bringing up David Allen Coe in a conversation about race and country"

*brings up whaddabout Burzum in a conversation about race and country*

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Sunday, 18 August 2019 14:16 (ten months ago) link

also feel free to address the articles I posted about yr boy Blake


My boy sounds like a real dumbass!

Whiney G. Weingarten, Sunday, 18 August 2019 15:12 (ten months ago) link

So anyway, are some of you happy now

https://www.billboard.com/articles/business/chart-beat/8527749/billie-eilish-bad-guy-number-one-hot-100

Ned Raggett, Monday, 19 August 2019 20:16 (ten months ago) link

Duh!

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 19 August 2019 20:30 (ten months ago) link

Expect several good tweets from both camps are forthcoming

what else are you all “over” (Champiness), Monday, 19 August 2019 20:32 (ten months ago) link

Next OTR remix should feature Eilish.

frustration and wonky passion (C. Grisso/McCain), Monday, 19 August 2019 20:43 (ten months ago) link

xpost Well yes

congratulations to billie eilish!! u deserve this!!

— nope (@LilNasX) August 19, 2019

Ned Raggett, Monday, 19 August 2019 20:53 (ten months ago) link

http://i.ibb.co/94wMYGF/Lil-Nas-x-Time.jpg

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 20 August 2019 14:51 (ten months ago) link

i'm scared

billstevejim, Wednesday, 21 August 2019 04:59 (ten months ago) link

me too. of the meacham and mcgraw article.

Muswell Hillbilly Elegy (President Keyes), Wednesday, 21 August 2019 13:35 (ten months ago) link

.@KatyPerry, @LilNasX and @JeffBezos pose together in new photo. pic.twitter.com/wwtt4K8Yt0

— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) August 21, 2019

ILX’s bad boy (D-40), Wednesday, 21 August 2019 21:04 (ten months ago) link

Bezos has a real Matthew Lesko vibe in that one

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Wednesday, 21 August 2019 21:46 (ten months ago) link

My son asked me tonight if I’ve ever heard of the song “Old Town Road.”

Stub yr toe on the yacht rock (morrisp), Saturday, 24 August 2019 01:34 (ten months ago) link

Well, HAVE YOU, you oldster?

Ned Raggett, Saturday, 24 August 2019 01:38 (ten months ago) link

Bezos has a real Matthew Lesko vibe in that one

― reggae mike love (polyphonic), Wednesday, August 21, 2019 4:46 PM (two days ago) bookmarkflaglink

I learned within the past month that Wall Street floor traders dress in goofy ass clown suits like this

Vape Store (crüt), Saturday, 24 August 2019 01:43 (ten months ago) link

pic.twitter.com/qxcowYhtMx

— |L I Z Z O| (@lizzo) August 27, 2019

... (Eazy), Tuesday, 27 August 2019 05:38 (ten months ago) link

giving old town road a good ol' second line march
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_cLDU9yt9k

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 2 September 2019 20:42 (ten months ago) link

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=85v_vtFhKUw

New Impressionz ( dc bouncebeat go-go version) . Have heard other DC go-go groups do it too, but this was first one that popped up on YouTube

curmudgeon, Monday, 2 September 2019 21:12 (ten months ago) link

one month passes...

just heard this for the first time

envy my hermit game?

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Friday, 25 October 2019 00:47 (eight months ago) link

what did you think?

Whiney G. Weingarten, Friday, 25 October 2019 02:27 (eight months ago) link

i got the morbses in the back

Lucky Pierre Delecto (crüt), Friday, 25 October 2019 02:30 (eight months ago) link

three months pass...

and here we go full circle
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9T-gwyR7ugE

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Friday, 31 January 2020 15:44 (five months ago) link

I quite like his deal musically even though it's an amalgamation of several awful things

opden gnash (imago), Sunday, 2 February 2020 12:00 (five months ago) link


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