Zach Bryan: Country Music’s New ‘It’ Boy

Advertisements “I’m the luckiest guy in the world. I don’t really deserve any of it, but it’s been an absolute blast.” If you’re a country music fan (and haven’t been living under a rock), then you might have heard about Zach Bryan and his catchy songs about love and loss. Bryan is still relatively new to the music scene, but that didn’t stop him from becoming the most popular country music act of 2023. A military brat (and later Navy vet), Bryan was born in Japan, where his parents were stationed overseas, and grew up in Oklahoma. Being no stranger … Continue reading Zach Bryan: Country Music’s New ‘It’ Boy

How Country Music Lost Its Twang

Advertisements In 2020, Loretta Lynn, perhaps one of country music’s greatest artists, sat down with fellow musician Martina McBride on her podcast, Vocal Point. Lynn commented on the poor state of country music today, and I wholeheartedly agree. Country music as a genre has lost its way. The industry has recentered its songs to pop and hip-hop in exchange for chart-toppers and awards. When you listen to these songs, it’s a mishmash of snappy beats and lyrics that sound more pop than country, and audiences love it. Soon, country music will no longer exist or may not be as unique … Continue reading How Country Music Lost Its Twang