Do you even listen, bro? Without question, the dominant country music sound of the s was that tatted-up, Monster Energy-fueled party barge of good times, tailgates, and hot chicks — the much-maligned bro-country. Sprouting in the early portion of the decade with Florida Georgia Line, Luke Bryan, and others who rocked baseball hats, sleeveless Ts, and wallet chains with reckless Hold On - Barbara Dickson - You Know Its Me, it ended up dying a painful, but glacially slow death at the hands of Chris Stapleton and other new traditionalists.
People hated bro country. But even more people — the ones who actually buy records — loved it. Radio played the subgenre Atmosphere En Question (Remix House) - Chris & Moi - Special EP Dance Remix the point of excluding almost everything else.
Still, the recordings had their charms. There were even subtle variations in sound and approach that gave bro-country an illusion of depth. Yet it was also overwhelmingly white, male, and hetero-normative, and it got to manspread and make itself comfortable way longer than anyone would have preferred.
As we bid farewell to this very strange decade in country music, we decided to embrace our inner bro and compile this ranked list of Golden Handshake - Batpiss - Rest In Piss (Vinyl, Album) 30 biggest bro-country bangers.
They sound incredible blasting out of jacked-up trucks and arena speaker systems alike. The song is a master class in the ways of the country brothario. A bro-country classic? No doubt. Here is a scalding hot take: Billy Currington only records killer jams and could be a giant superstar if he was even half as obsessive about empire building as some of his peers.
Looked at from a certain angle, this could be a depiction of the harassment many women experience just by existing in the world. The promise of a memorable eve hangeth heavy in the dark of sky, where thy squire Dustin of Tullahoma awaits in his tall chariot. Florida Georgia Line producer Joey Moi is the undisputed architect of bro country, and this is his unsung masterpiece. The only riff that did a better job at capturing the essence of this decade in country radio?
And oh-so-bro-country. Mindless even. Troubadours have spent years and precious mental energy working to come up with definitions for what country is and what it sounds like, without arriving at any real consensus.
Writers Vicky McGehee, Wendell Mobley, and Neil Thrasher took upon themselves the noble quest to define how it actually feelsand big-voiced Randy Houser got to deliver the message in If nothing else, what this type of country feels like is radio gold.
Absolutely mesmerizing. Bonus points for the unique angle of positioning a boat as the object of his aspirational affection, and not another girl in cutoffs. You Were Meant For Me - Russ Conway - Party Time trucks! Plus, cornfields! A joy in and of itself. But back init sounded like a brash truck track so over-the-top that it almost, just almost, felt like it was in on the joke. How do you make a bro-country song better?
Add the Pistol Annies! I love it. I want some more of it? For starters, the lyrics cover all the bro bases: driving in jacked-up trucks with the windows rolled down; nameless, faceless, long-legged ladies in bikini tops; back roads and farm towns; and, of course, plenty of alcohol.
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