Bros, remember when mama taught us to always treat a lady with respect? What happened to y’all? We went from that irresistible country gentleman to rather creepy and pervy. Now I know we are males and we love our pretty girls but they seem to be tired of the catcalling and whistling. So it’s about time we started listening to them, wouldn’t want mama to find out.
In 2014, Maddie and Tae released the best response to Bro-country that I have ever seen. Girl in a Country Song is Maddie and Tae reminding us that girls are way more than “pretty little thing” and they are tired of being treated as such. I can’t blame them as I know I would hate being objectified all of the time and only there to be that eye candy. That was never what country music was about during the time of Conway and Strait. Women were treated with way more respect back in country’s glory days. This has never been us and never should be. We ain’t like those other genres that constantly objectify; did mama not raise you right?
What happened to the songs like I’d Love to Lay You Down by Conway Twitty and Cross my Heart by George Strait? Bros, if you want to woo that girl you will be singing these two songs and not Cruise. Shame we let bro-country get as popular as it did when the likes of Hank and Cash would be scolding us hard. There is no way Hank would have done it that way. That’s Maddie and Tae’s first point in the song.
Maddie and Tae aren’t finished trying to make their points heard as they also bring up how women get ignored in country music. Again the greats would be disappointed in us because it was an equal playing field back in the day. Artists like Patsy Cline, Dolly Parton, Tammy Wynette, Loretta Lynn, and countless other women were beloved by country fans. I can literally tell you more women from back in the day than I can in the current climate. That’s a shame really because there is so much talent going unheard and I believe it’s the women who are leading the charge in bringing back country music. We don’t need bro-music and to be like the other genres, that ain’t country music. We definitely need a country music revival and get rid of this wannabe mainstream appeal.
The mainstream appeal has done nothing more than go against what country music stands for by objectifying women which country music would never have done and has taken away the voice of women and others who have something to say.
Now, most importantly I want to praise the music video of Girl in a Country Song because it’s absolute perfection and explains everything perfectly. The music video is a complete reversal of the typical bro-country music video. Instead of having half-naked ladies being, it has the men being half-naked and sexy. Also, the big dude in the music video was really into it and I loved him. He made that music video pure gold.
So let’s take Maddie and Tae’s words to heart and bring back the real country songs that Conway and George Strait would be singing. It’s time bros to woo that girl you got a crush on with a real love song and not some..whatever Cruise is.
Side Note: We are still keeping Honky Tonk Badonkadonk though because it’s pure genius. There is no country song that has these perfect lyrics:
Honky tonk badonkadonk
Keepin’ perfect rhythm make you want to swing along
Got it goin’ on like Donkey Kong
And ooh well shut my mouth, slap your grandma
There ought to be a law, get the sheriff on the phone
Lord have mercy how’d she even get them britches on
With that honky tonk badonkadonk,
We all agree that this is the perfect song and the only allowed to objectify, right? He name drops Donkey Kong, there is nothing more perfect than that.