Country music is not in as bad a shape as people often make it out to be. There are plenty of contemporary artists—like Kacey Musgraves and Sturgill Simpson, just to name two—giving it a good name. That said, the genre has seen better days. So much so that a YouTube musician who goes by Sir Mashalot staged an interesting experiment: He took six country hits ("Sure Be Cool If You Did” by Blake Shelton, “Drunk on You” by Luke Bryan, “Chillin’ It” from Cole Swindell, “Close Your Eyes” by Parmalee, “This is How We Roll” from Florida Georgia Line, and “Ready, Set, Roll” by Chase Rice—all Top 20 singles from the past three years) and played them on top of each other. The result is, well, not altogether different from what would happen if you only played one of them.
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