2015 CMA Awards: This Time, They Got It Right in Misc Posted August 20, 2019 Not a fan of the genre at all. I listened through the video selections in the article and if that's the show that went down at the CMA then the genre in hurting not only for identity. There was a time when it had roots and I respected it for that. The blues still sports its own, as does many other genres, but our country genre as decidedly and consciously forsaken its own by allowing the silent invasion of watered down talent that does not respect it. I mean that. Poor writing is simply poor writing, no matter how you stage it, and because it's a fragile genre, these invaders have had an easy time splintering it for their own purposes. Country is dead.