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Having said that; in the ongoing effort to keep Austin weird, this is not the way to do it.
It was bad enough that Eric Church was included in 2013’s Austin City Limits lineup. The self-proclaimed “outlaw” just didn’t belong there.
Now there’s an even bigger blow to a city that prides itself on being home to some of the best musicians in the country.
Clear Channel Media and Entertainment announced it will host the first iHeart Radio Country Festival, and it will be in Austin. It’s scheduled for March.
The lineup, however, might be the worst thing to ever happen to the state capitol.
Headliners include Luke Bryan and Jason Aldean who, respectively, released possibly the worst two songs in country music history last year: “That’s My Kind of Night” and “1994”.
Then there is Florida Georgia Line, the most detrimental duo to the entire genre. They are less country than a Manhattan apartment.
Other headliners include Lady Antebellum and Carrie Underwood. Must we remind everyone of the most un-country thing Miss Underwood just did? The hills are alive with the sound of not country music.
Thanks, but no thanks. We Texans know what real country is, and this ain’t it.