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    How country music went crazy: comprehensive timeline of the genre's identity crisis

    Are you aware that Nashville is currently embroiled in an outright civil war?

    The country music genre has gone through quite a transformation in the past couple years, adopting the electric guitar sounds of nearly-defunct rock radio, the rap-infused cadences and AutoTune normally reserved for hip hop, and, most controversially, the pop elements left behind as that genre gravitated toward electronic dance music. And attitudes have become ever more contentious between traditional and modern-country fans in 2013. Lately, the frustrations have reached a boiling point.

    How country music went crazy: A comprehensive timeline of the genre's identity crisis | The Music Mix |

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    They forgot to mention several important events:
    The Lord débuted.
    'Tim McGraw' hit Top 10.
    Taylor Swift went platinum.
    'Our Song' hit No 1.
    'Tearsdrop On My Guitar' sent to pop and smashed.
    Kellie Pickler's 'Best Days of My Life' features The Lord in the video and hit Top 10.
    Fearless hit No 1.
    'Love Story' released and hit No 1 for two weeks.
    'You Belong With Me' jumped from No 5 to No 1.
    'You Belong With Me' hit No 1 on pop.
    Gloriana was founded with an AMA win over Lady GaGa due to The Lord.
    'Thug Story' was performed on the ACMs.
    'You're Not Sorry' (CSI Remix) was performed on the CMAs.
    'We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together' born, broke record on Hot Country Songs, and hit No 1 on the Hot 100.
    WANEGBT skyrocketed to No 1 the week it broke the record for biggest fall on radio to Hot Country Songs, went on to become the biggest country hit ever released by a female artist.
    'Red' debuted No 2 on Hot Country Songs.
    'I Knew You Were Trouble.' unveiled to the world. Then actually charted on country radio.
    The Lord won Entertainer of the Year, twice.


    Miley Cyrus released 'The Climb' to country.
    Kelly Clarkson released 'Mr. Know It All' to country.
    Lady GaGa released 'Born This Way' to country, released country mix to 'You and I'.
    Rihanna performed her own pop flop 'California King Bed' on the ACMs with Jennifer Nettles.
    Faith Hill gone pop.
    LeAnn Rimes gone pop.
    Jessica Simpson gone country, and broke the record for biggest dèbut.
    Train released 'Hey, Soul Sister' to country.
    Mumford & Son's 'I Will Wait' crossed over to country, so did 'Ho Hey'.
    Katy Perry's 'Waking Up In Vegas' almost charted.
    Katy Perry premièred the video to 'California Gurls' featuring Snoop Dogg on CMT.
    Martina McBride signed Big Machine, released 'Teenage Daughter'.
    Garth Brooks's 'More Than A Memory' dèbuted No 1 with a Big Machine deal.
    Big Machine produces several other country forces.
    Kelly Clarkson hit No 1 with several female vocalist nominations.
    Cassader Pope charted.
    Blake Shelton becomes relevant.
    Carrie Underwood's 'Blown Away' failed to hit No 1 despite strong airplay, sales, and streaming.


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