Country music fans are never shy about giving their opinions…and neither are our followers.
Every day we see people arguing in the comments over their favorite artists, what is or isn’t country, who should get more respect…and honestly, we love it.
Overall I think it’s safe to say that country music is in a much better place now than it was 10 years ago, and with so many new superstars taking over the genre, there’s sure to be some passionate debate and hot takes about country music out there.
So we asked our followers on Twitter (or X, or whatever it’s called today) for some of your controversial country music opinions:
And honestly, I get where they’re coming from. It took me longer than most to get into Zach’s music, and while some of the songs are a little too similar, he definitely has some great music, and his songwriting is leaps and bounds ahead of a lot of the stuff we hear on the radio.
But of course there are other artists that some people feel should be getting the attention that Zach has right now:
I’m not a huge Morgan Wallen fan, but I also don’t hate him either. But some of his best songs are the songs that aren’t on the radio. It’s hard to argue that songs like “Last Night” or “Wasted On You” are country, but he has songs like “Keith Whitley” and “’98 Braves” from his latest album that are actually pretty good country songs. The problem is those aren’t the songs that everybody hears.
But when it comes to Morgan Wallen, this may be the hottest of hot takes:
I’ve said many times that if Keith Whitley had lived, he would have been the biggest name in country music – maybe ever. That may be an unpopular opinion, and one we’ll obviously never know the answer to, but I’ll die on that hill.
Then there were a few that I just can’t get behind:
Overall, we got a ton of great responses, more than I can include in one article, but it was fun to read everybody’s opinions on country music. So keep them coming over on Twitter, because we might just have to talk about some more of them in a day or two.
Oh, and there’s one more that I just have to include because I thought it was hilarious: