In an interview with the San Diego Reader, Whitey was optimistic about the future of traditional country music.
“Sometimes, I see three generations of families at our shows.” Meaning, a much younger demographic. Why? “People like real, genuine music. That’s not surprising.”
There seems to be a pretty staunch diving line between traditional country fans and pop country fans, one that doesn’t appear to be shrinking given the state of Top 40 Country radio. Meanwhile, the lack of women on country radio is an entirely different discussion.
That being said, there is a lot of good country music out there if you take the time to look for it. Sure, you won’t hear artists like Whitey Morgan, Tyler Childers, Cody Jinks or Brandi Carlile on the radio, but that doesn’t mean that they aren’t out there, making great country music and packing venues across the country.
“There’s a lot of good shit happening right now,” says Morgan.
And, if you’re paying attention, it’s hard to argue with that.
For more traditional country tunes, follow our “Modern-Day Outlaws” playlist on Spotify. It’s 150 songs of real deal country music.
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