Originally Posted by Dr. Johnny Fever
I'm with you on all accounts. I respect that people like Garth and I understand he did a lot to advance the popularity of the genre. Personally I never liked anything album-wise after his first. "Much Too Young (To Feel This Damn Old)" was a great lead single. There were a couple more good singles on that album. Once "Friends In Low Places" hit it was over though for me. Again no disrespect for those who love that and him.
I don't think he's a good singer at all vocally and I'm just not into "party country" much.
I also blame Shania Twain for a large part of the crappy pop country that rules the day now. She was one of the first to really take worthless lyrics and over-produced shit to the top of the charts without even trying to sound country. All imo of course.
What? I don't care what you think of Garth's music but, his voice has so much range. I would wager that a very high percentage of professional singers envy his vocal talent. I mean, the man can sing songs most people can't. I just don't where you are coming from there.
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