Saturday, June 30, 2007

Sex, Drugs And... Country Music?

Toby Keith performed with scantily clad backup dancers last month at the Country Music Awards in Las Vegas. While rap and hip-hop have been publicly criticized for sexist and violent lyrics, country music has not. But to people offended by his songs, some of which glorify marijuana use and objectify women, Keith says, “Get a sense of humor.”

“One thing about those kinds of country songs is they’re all done mostly tongue-in-cheek. They’re supposed to be funny. I think a lot of rap is kidding around, too. I just think that people who don’t listen to a certain genre tend not to get its humor.” -- Author and music writer David Cantwell

Tim's review of the show will be posted shortly after midnight on the Star's music blog.

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