I love country music from the cowboy boots to the pedal steel guitars, but here are somethings I don't love about it:
4) All the trucks. They're not fuel efficient, and encourage a dependence on foreign oil or destroying our own environment to find more of it here. Neither of which seem to jive with "country values."
3) "The Man in Black." I love Johnny Cash, but I absolutely can't stand people who claim that they hate country, but love Johnny Cash because he's the man in black. How many of these people own any of his old CDs, and like anything other than a) his mystique, which seems a bit forced to me, and b) one of the Rick Rubin-produced covers. They'll tell you they like the old stuff because of that "song where he shoots the man in Reno just to watch him die!" Not that those Rick Rubin discs aren't pretty good, but I think you see what I mean here. PS the movie was just OK.
2) The blind flag waving and jingoism. I thought country was supposed to have a rebellous streak?
1) Multimillionaires pretending to be regular dudes and gals with their drawling and fake folksy language. See anytime there is a combo of Gretchen Wilson, Big and Rich, Kid Rock and/or Hank Jr. on the screen together.