THE ABC’s

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Story: Keith Bradford

 

 Mention ABC and the first thing you think about is the American Broadcasting Company.  I suppose some may think of the first 3 letters of the alphabet.  When I attended the CMA Music Fest last year in Nashville, TN I heard several comments from the fans while leaving the main show.  

 

The one I heard the most was, "That was ANYTHING BUT COUNTRY."  It is hard to believe that millions of Country Music fans have this same sentiment about today's Country Music.  The general consensus is that the sound of Country Music as they knew it is gone.  It has been replaced with a slicker production and in most cases a much more progressive beat than what they grew to know as Country Music.  

 

The industry calls it progress.  The record sales continue to plummet.  The fans are listening to their CD and or cassette collection and not listening to the radio.  Could it have something to do with the fact that today's Country Music is ALL BUT COUNTRY?  

 

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