Sunday, July 27, 2008

NYT: "Rethink Any Lingering Stereotype Of Country Music As Pop’s Most Conservative Format"

Reporter Alan Light is clearly a fan of Sugarland, and today's backstage interview with Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush from the CMA Music Festival in June spins some thought-provoking theories.

“Jennifer and I are both people who had lots of different kinds of friends, ergo, the kind of person who listened to lots of different kinds of music.”

You go, Kristian! You just became the first country artist I know you use the word 'ergo' in a media interview..

(could it be that a reason “All I Want to Do” is not testing as well as their recent "Life In A Northern Town" is because it fails to live up to fan expectations of more musical diversity and a distinctive musical identity?)

On the other hand, you can't blame their label for wanting the group to come back to the mainstream core a bit, given the boos Jessica Simpson heard last weekend as she took the stage in Wisconsin following Kellie Pickler.

Oh, what a tangled web of cultural and demographic crosscurrents the best of music is capable of weaving!

1 comment:

Clyde Bass said...

All of Sugarland's songs have contained so much personal insight and passion culminating with "Stay" which can't be played without causing chills...you can't follow that with a throw away track like "All I Want To Do."