Wikipedia defines Bro-Country as “a style of mainstream country music originating in the second decade of the 21st century. It is a general term for styles of country music taking influence from 21st-century hip hop, rock, pop and electronic music. Many “Bro-Country” songs are about attractive young women, the consumption of alcohol, partying, and pickup trucks”
So where did Bro-Country come from?
Ten years ago, if you were to ask a country music fan what direction the genre would be headed in a decade, I’m sure that no one would have expected this. Who thought to combine all of these elements that make up Bro-Country?
I think it’s safe to say that certain artists like Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, and Sam Hunt are responsible for Bro-Country. I won’t lie, most of the music that these artists put out is extremely catchy– the charts show how popular it is as well.
The problem with Bro-Country, however, is that many country fans feel that it shouldn’t even be considered country. Some even go as far as to say that it is an epidemic that is infiltrating the country music scene. Sam Hunt himself didn’t even think his music would make it onto country radio, let alone be successful.
From the opposite perspective, Bro-Country could be saving the country music scene by integrating popular themes and sounds into the music, drawing in newer and younger listeners. Wether you like Bro-Country or not, it seems that this style of music is here to stay.
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