Under the (Country) Influence
Written by Stevie on January 14, 2017
Whether you like it or not (country, that is) basically all current and classic rock has been influenced by country. All the pioneering rock n’ roll artists said it loud and proud, and you can pick it right out of the most iconic songs from the ‘Stones (Mick Jagger once told a reporter, “Keith has always been country”) to Def Leppard. Now, if you want to hate on Florida Georgia Line, that’s your right. But the next time you’re head bangin’ to G N’ R, remember that rock came from (first, of course) the blues, then country, and we wouldn’t have emotion-singed wailing and guitar riffs in all their current wonderful glory without first having had acts like Jimmy Rodgers and Hank Williams.