The topic of "That's Not Country" has been brought up a lot in recent days. It's always a topic in the country genre, because change is hard. Recently, artist Lil Nas X dropped a song called "Old Town Road" that stirred up some controversy because it got dropped from the Billboard Country Charts. People quickly took sides on saying it was fair and others saying it wasn't.
Some country artists including Jake Owen and Florida Georgia Line jumped to his defense. Bobby Bones was also one of those who defended the fact that the song is 'country' whether people chose to classify it or not. Bones first shared his opinions when the news broke on The Bobby Bones Show asking Lil Nas X to come up on the radio show. Then he further shared his opinions on Good Morning America when he made an appearance for his American Idol mentoring gig.
Bones further continued the conversation today (April 2) on The Bobby Bones Show and addressed four artists that people once said they and their sound weren't country. The list of country artists was Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash, Garth Brooks, and Shania Twain. All of which most people associate with 'old country sound' today. Listen below as Bones voices his thoughts on the whole topic and why he thinks "anything not moving forward will die."