Was he wrong?
Alan Jackson recently did an interview with GQ Magazine, and claimed that Chris Stapleton isn’t making real country music.
Jackson told the magazine:
“”I mean, even Chris Stapleton—I love Chris, he’s authentic. A real writer. Musician. He opened for me for awhile before he hit so big. I’m a big fan of his. He was a bluegrass singer and has written bluegrass stuff. But what he’s making now really isn’t real country: It’s more like bluesy, Southern rock kinda stuff. I love it, it’s great, but he’s the closest thing to country out there.”
OK, maybe ‘Midnight Train to Memphis’ isn’t a great example of one of Chris Stapleton’s country songs. So, how about this one?
What do you think? Is Alan Jackson right or wrong?