ANSWERS: 48
  • We can always hope so. (:-) for the irony-impaired).
  • All music is dying. Or at least, getting crappier by the minute.
  • I think it died with Johnny Cash.
  • No! we have new stages of so called music, but the soul of real music will outlast the new wannabees
  • Dying, no, changing, yes. Music always changes, like it did drastically when Elvis came to light. You will have modern, new, and other kinds of country. I have heard songs, that I don't feel is country, but it was put into a country catagory.
  • In my opinon, Country itself isn't dying it's just changing like the rest of music. It seems that music is just music now a days with nothing distinct sounding about it, to sepertae it from being Country to pop, to Hip-hop. So country isn't dying, but the uniqueness is.
  • Even as country music is evolving, their fans tend to be the most loyal fans of all genres I believe. I personally am not a country music fan, (although there are some I like) but have always said, "If I were to write a song, it would be country, based on fan loyalty." Here are some facts I found online: Country music is America's best liked music. According to a Harris survey, 60% of the adult population likes country music. Country music delivers a large, exclusive audience. 25.4% of its listeners listen ONLY to country music. 64% of the country music audience is in the powerful 25 - 54 age group, the peak buying years for American consumers. After looking this up, it reinforces what I have always believed. If you can make it in the country music industry, you are probably set for life.
  • nah i don't believe that it is. too many people are listenin to country music, including me and alot of my friends.
  • Country music died in the 90 's What they call country today is rubbish , no soul, no feeling , and no sound. Take us back to to Honky Tonk days of Waylon Jennings, Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, George Jones, Hank Jr, Alan Jackson, George Strait. Now thats country. You tell them Alan "Murder Down On Music Row"
  • I hope so. There is nothing new going on in the style. I mean adding a rock-like beat and flashy clothes don't change the depressing content and repetitive subject-matter. It just moves it closer to rock an entirely different catagory of music. I think country music will die out.
  • no, it's still here. but it's different, sadly! i'd much rather it still be Waylon, and George Jones, and all of the gooduns!!
  • We can dream. Was it alive?
  • No way. There is a wealth of new country music that transcends many genres and takes advantage of the advances in instrument technology. I've never been a fan of the pedal steel guitar, but its place in country music is right out front and to great advantage. Old spruce may be getting rare and hard to find for acoustic instruments, but new materials are stepping up and producing instruments of great capability which are often employed in the production of country music. Lyric-wise, the old days of weevils-in-the-cotton dirges are long gone, replaced by geniuses like Robert Earl Kean, Jr., and Eliza Gilkyson, to name only two among the thousands of talented new writer/performers. Anyone who thinks country music is in any way on a decline is simply ignorant of the subject. Those of us who know better are quite happy with the direction it's taking. Be advised that the best of it is not going to pop up on top 40 radio, or surface with mediocre talents like Gretchen Wilson. You have to dig for it, but it's out there and worth the search.
  • I don't think so. They said the same thing about Rock & Roll and Heavy Metal. They might not be as popular or exactly the same, but they are still making that genre of music and there are still people who want to hear it. About 30 years ago I worked with someone who loved the old country music, sounds like there is still a rift between old and new country.
  • God I hope not! I'm mostly newly reconverted. In my opinion rock is on life support, and there is far too much Pop, Techno and other crap thrown into the "Rock" category. I especially Hate Soft-Rock, Easy-Listening and all the so-called Classic Rock that so many Baby-Boomers insisted on clinging desperately to long after it was tired and old like most of them. I always thought it was SO ironic that the Generation that so desperately demanded to be heard, turned a deaf ear on everything more recent. Hypocrites!
  • Hell No Brad Paisley Toby Keith and Tim Mcgraw keep it alive and new Singers like taylor swift and Carrie Underwood are the future
  • Personally, I don't even know what country music is.
  • Rock and roll music left the railroad track and needed another location. it found country music. Country, country music became no more. rock and roll invaded the country music field and country music slipped out the back door and into oblivion. Country music is holding on by a string, a very thin string. Country music radio stations are also beginning to fade. Whats next? Maybe country music will invade the Opera!
  • I think its not as good as it used to be, but there are still some good country out there.
  • I think its not as good as it used to be, but there are still some good country out there.
  • hell nah! george straits still alive
  • NO WAY!! There is still a great country song for every occasion.
  • No it's not dying, changing in some ways but not dying!
  • Yes, two days before this question was asked. It will never be what it was to me.
  • I feel that it is, all the greats that made country music what it really is are being shut out. Nashville is all into new age country, If your not cute, or lack sense then your not gonna be a part the new age. Look at the CMA's this past year..before when a legend passed on they would do a whole memorial for him showing pictures and clips from the past. What did they do when Porter passed? Just mentioned his name. And they never mentioned Hank Thompson. George Jones was not allowed to sing one of his songs.. If it hadn't been for Alan Jackson coming out and doing that song over It would never have been mentioned again, but everyone now remembers the night that it happend. Countrys been dead since the early 90's and thats sad. If not for a few that are keeping it country... we would be here talking about something else.
  • Were just getting started.
  • In my opinion, it was never alive...sorry, but I can't stand country music. But my daughter loves it so I still have to listen to it around the house. :o) Don't downrate me - it's just an opinion - and I respect others who don't agree. LOL
  • I don't think so... Seems like it's growing to me!
  • I truly wish it were...
  • Don't know. It IS killing me though.
  • No, it's not dying, it's evolving.
  • No, I don't think any music will ever die
  • Country music died the night they cut off George Jones at the awards show and told him he could only sing part of his song. George and Alan said it best. "There's been a murder on music row" Todays country is chosen by lawyers and big guns who think they know whats best for us. Does anyone recall back in the old days when entertainers traveled in beat up busses or cars across the country going from radio station to radio station promoting their records? I'd like to see some of these new artists get out their and have to do what the pioneers of country did. They busted their ass off to get on radio and for what..., just so some lawyers who want nothing but money can come in and take over and promote someone who doesnt know a country lick at all. Back then what you heard on radio is what you heard when you went to the shows.. now a days everything has been technologically produced that when you go to a show it's an utter dissapointment.
  • Never! Absolutely not!
  • No, as long as the culture lives so does its music.
  • Heck no... though most of what's put out these days is NOT Country. Not like it used to be.
  • I hope so, but I don't think so damnit.
  • Ah, if only it really were dying.
  • when the world ends.so will country music.
  • not at all.............the country musicians on American Idol do really well when Idol is over.
  • I don't think so but I don't like it anymore. It's not like it was in the days of Loretta, Johnny, Waylon and the boys.
  • I think it was dead in the first place...
  • I do not think country music is dying. Its better than ever in my opinion. There are alot of good singers out these days.I have listened to country music for alot of years. More younger people listen to country music than use too. Thats great!
  • There's nothing more country than bluegrass and Alison Krauss with Union Station took bluegrass nationwide with the movie "Oh Brother Where Art Thou" a big hit.
  • No offense, but I honestly hope so.
  • Country music will always rock. They get to the root of things in life and just sing about, it....And the men......mmmmmmmm the men of country music are simply delicious.
  • Well, the singers wail like they're dying sometimes. JK. Now for my serious answer. I wouldn't say that the music itself is dying, but it has lost its heart. The country music scene (much like rock music) is becoming more about the cult of personality and less about the emotions behind the music.
  • I live in Texas, and it is def. not dying! +4

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