Thread: "New" Country
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Old 06-08-2001, 05:40 PM   #7
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Rocklin, CA, USA
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Lyrically, Gord's music is far too sophisticated, particularly for current country radio. Or any current radio for that matter. A few years ago, Gord's steel guitarist Pee Wee Charles left Gord's employ and he chose not to replace him. I think it was because he did not want to begin being defined as "country" much the same as a few former pop singers (like Kenny Rogers) made the switch from pop to country as a way of continuing their careers. Rogers was mostly "washed up as a pop performer before going into country, although his background included country. No, I'm afraid Gord doesn't really belong on current country radio and it's not because he lacks talent. Merle Haggard is my favorite country singer of all time, and can't get played on country radio. Additionally these two are much older than most country peformers today.

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