George Strait & Alan Jackson Give A Middle Finger to Pop Country with “Murder on Music Row” Performance in 1999

Time for a little throwback.

Let’s go back to 1999, when George Strait and Alan Jackson performed “Murder on Music Row” at the 1999 CMA Awards. In this classic, the two lament the growing popularity of pop country, while longing for the traditional sound, but seeing it vanish before your very ears.

It’s funny that almost 20 years later, this song holds more weight then it did back then.

“There’s been an awful murder down on music row…”