Proof That Every Country Song In 2013 Sounded Exactly Like Every Other Country Song In 2013

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Trucks. Dirt Roads. Girls in tight jeans. Girls in tight jeans jumping into trucks. Sunset and moonlight, of course. As far as one music critic is concerned, that’s all you needed to know about country music lyrics in 2013.

Via Gawker: When country music critic Grady Smith sat down to write his list of the top 10 Best Country Albums of 2013 he made a startling revelation: All the chart-topping country songs of 2013 sounded exactly the same.

Yep, according to Smith, the lyrics of all of country music’s top hits in 2013 were carbon copies of one another.

In the hopes that country music fans “will stop settling for this derivative junk,” Smith made a video to illustrate his point. “I’m holding up a mirror to a genre I care a lot about,” he tweeted. “Here’s to better music in 2014.”

Yeah, here’s to better music in 2014, Grady, but if country singers don’t sing about trucks, dirt roads and girls in tight jeans, what”s left? Other than cheating women and dying dogs, that is?

Hey, for the record, I like country music too.

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