Another good reason to not like facebook, practically everyone's music section reads something like this: I'm into ANYTHING but coutry. I understand that there is a regional/cultural gap that exists in this area because we all grew up listening to Dave Matthews and other weak crap. Country is better than you think. It's simple, often tells a story, and doesn't do too much. For the most part, it's actual music, not some electronic mish mosh concocted in some studio with a soundboard. The artists are talented (it's not a beauty contest), it's easy listening, and it's not angry. However, I do see why some people dislike certain country. The way I see it, there are two types of country music: happy and sad. I much prefer the latter.
Although I do not drive a pick up or shoot animals with guns for fun, I enjoy a rambunctious country jam about beers and women. That works fine for me when I'm in the mood for a good time song. It's good music to have on in the background when you're hanging out. On the other hand, dumpy sad country music I do not go for. Why the hell do I want to hear someone sing about their Daddy going to heaven and dog getting hit by a car? I listen to music to feel good, I don't need the emotional baggage. Write more songs about bonfires, fishing, beer, and such. It's worthwhile music, and people need to be more open to it.