Thursday, August 11, 2011
Eric Church Doesn't Think Country Music Should Sound Like It Did in 1974.
"(The critic suggested) we need to harken back to JOHNNY CASH, WAYLON JENNINGS to make that kind of music. It bothered me because though I revere Cash and Waylon, I don't think we make the same music they did. "They made different music than HANK WILLIAMS made. Even at a later time, guys like GARTH BROOKS came along and made different music. They changed the genre. It's my job to pick up the flag and take it somewhere it hadn't been. "So, this song was a little bit tongue-in-cheek of my disagreeing with his inference that we had to make music sound like it was 1974. The evolution of music is good. You pay homage to who got you there, and then you take it somewhere else."