Trucks, Girls and Riverbanks: Viral Video Slams Country Music’s Clichés [VIDEO]

EW music critic Grady Smith has given country music a good hard kick in the marbles by revealing just how shallow and insipid the genre has gotten. When called out over his list of best country albums of the year, he posted this collage of tired Nashville clichés that accounted for the top hits of 2013.

I’m almost fascinated by this video’s viral pedigree considering how many jokes have been made about the state of country music over the years. It’s crazy to think that in 2013, a song about a cheating wife leaving and taking the dog would be considered “fresh”and “novel.”

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