In a groundbreaking advancement for one particular of America’s most long-standing cultural institutions, billionaire entrepreneur, inventor, and investor Elon Musk is acquiring state tunes for $89 billion in hopes of returning the genre to its past greatness.
The deal will involve all of place music’s committed key and impartial labels, all significant radio stations, the Grand Ole Opry and all of its satellite qualities, the State Music Corridor of Fame, the annual CMA and ACM Awards, as properly as the rights to the defunct Kenny Rogers Roasters rapidly food items chicken franchise.
“Country audio is the bedrock of American tradition, and genuine nation tunes is where issues essential to the hearts and souls of tunes fans around the globe are broached,” mentioned Mr. Musk in a assertion. “I also want to make nation songs improved than ever by bringing back again the twang and roots, the top quality songwriting of the earlier, offering unbiased artists equivalent footing, eventually defeating Bro-Country, and creating absolutely sure all the performers are reliable. Country audio has huge potential – I glimpse forward to functioning with the region new music marketplace to unlock it.”
Musk’s motivation for the purchase was the suppression, shadow banning, and outright expulsion of quite a few authentic nation artists by the region structure more than the past quite a few many years. “How can you have state new music devoid of ‘King’ George Strait, Alan Jackson, Dolly Parton, and Willie Nelson often participating in on the radio, and competing for nation music’s huge awards?” Elon questioned. He also conducted a poll on his Twitter account, asking followers if they imagined today’s region tunes was essentially place, with the large the greater part of respondents stating “no.”
Though some may possibly be surprised the native South African would be so into country tunes, a video of Elon Musk singing Johnny Cash’s “Ring of Fire” though roasting marshmallows and sipping whiskey from back again in 2017 a short while ago resurfaced.
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Then on Tuesday early morning (4-16), Elon Musk posted an picture of himself in a cowboy hat on Instagram with the straightforward caption, “Yee-haw ?.” Minimal did we know that he was several hours absent from asserting the acquisition of the full place new music genre in hopes of returning it to earlier greatness.
But of training course, this is all bullshit (well, the “Ring of Fire” and Instagram post are accurate). The authentic truth of the matter is nation audio regretably will not have some benevolent billionaire benefactor swoop into to solve the genre’s complications by using government fiat, nor need to nation fans wait with bated breath for this sort of an occasion to come about. Alternatively, it’s up to all of us the request out the greatest artists, share them with our buddies, family members, co-personnel, and neighbors, because the finest artists are becoming suppressed and shadow banned by the business, even though mediocrity and absence of authenticity reigns in the style, very similar to on social media.
It would be wonderful for somebody to buy and revitalize the Kenny Rogers Roasters dining establishments however. Appreciate that hen.