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Bro CountryI was driving to pick up a load of lumber, and I just couldn’t take it anymore.

It was the music on The Highway, Sirius XM channel 56. This is their mainstream, contemporary country channel, and I couldn’t take one more song … that was Bro Country.

Bro Country arrived in 2011. It’s music trying to appeal to the young party crowd. Lots of drinking. Dancing ladies in cut-off jeans. Big 4WD trucks. You know, bro trucks.

I couldn’t take it when “Crank It Up” came on. I had to turn the channel. Your mileage may vary:

Then it hit me: I was old.

I didn’t like the music that (some) young people liked.

I was old. And yes, I’m still equivocating about it.

Since I couldn’t take the stylings of Colt Ford anymore, I hit the button to go to Prime Country, channel 58, which is targeted at a more mature audience.

Guess what was playing?

Garth Brook’s 1989 hit, “Much Too Young (To Feel This Damn Old).”

Sometimes, you just can’t fight it.


American Songwriter: Lyric Of The Week: Garth Brooks, “Much Too Young (To Feel This Damn Old)”

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