Yee haw or yee nah?

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Luke Bryan. Florida Georgia Line. Blake Shelton. Carrie Underwood. These names and many more are either loved or hated; there is no in-between for students at Etowah. Country music is assumed to be the beloved anthem of the South, but many still go against this stereotype.

“It all sounds the same to me and is not as interesting as other styles,” Tessa Liles, senior, said.

Individuals who do not enjoy country music believe it is repetitive because it often talks about cowboy boots and big trucks. Many get an unexplainable feeling of irritation or annoyance when this music plays. A common belief is that it is overplayed, overhyped, and not considered to be good music for teens.

“I do not like the accent singers use. I also do not like the vibe of the music,” Sawyer Lofstrom, sophomore, said.

On the other hand, some believe country music is enjoyable to listen to. Whether they are turning on the radio or attending a concert, these students intentionally spend their time appreciating country music.

“I attended the Thomas Rhett Countryside concert. It was so much fun to finally see a performer on the stage since COVID-19, and I enjoyed hearing his new album. I love country music because it gives such a good story within every song,” Julia Jensen, junior, said.

Country music can be considered a controversial topic at Etowah with opinions ranging from pure love to disgust. If someone does not enjoy this style of music should avoid 94.9 The Bull station; and if one does love country, turn up the radio, and sing along.