The folks at Sirius XM have been trying to get me to listen to The Highway channel by telling me all about this new sensation named Chase Rice. What they don’t seem to understand is, if I wanted to listen to The Highway I wouldn’t have Outlaw Country as one of my presets. Get it folks?
Anyway, they are selling this guy Rice as one of the co-writers on Florida Georgia Line’s song “Cruise.”
By the way, shouldn’t Florida Georgia Line have a hyphen? I guess I’m just too much of a city boy to get it.
What struck me is not that they are crediting Rice with writing one of the most stereotypical recent examples of the vacuous and growing “Bro Country” genre as if it is some sort of creative accomplishment, but that he was a co-writer. That’s right. Nashville is so creatively bankrupt these days that it takes a team (in this case, five people) to come up with hackneyed, dull Bro Country nothingness.
Waylon, when you coming back?
Hasta la proxima. Do zobaczenia.