“No, we don’t ever call them ‘beer joints…'”

Every so often a country singer decided to make a “country rap” song, and they never fail to be awful.  (The Bellamy Brothers did one that was particularly cringeworthy (YouTube Link).)

But I would argue that Tom T Hall has made legitimate country rap for most of his career.  His songs typically focus more on the rhythm of the words than on a melody, and he has carved out a special niche for himself.

Full lyrics HERE.

1 Comment

  1. I like this! but I love the Bellamy’s “COUNTRY RAP”, TOO!!

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