In a new interview with the New York Times, country bad boy Eric Church takes a jab at what the paper terms "bro-country" -- the feel-good party anthems by the likes of Luke Bryan and Florida Georgia Line that have been dominating the genre lately.
“Maybe I’m getting old, but I feel like I’ve seen it at every part of my career,” says Church. “It happens in every genre, but we often play follow the leader with what works, and it really waters down the music. If you’re doing something just for success, it’s forgettable. You might have hits, but it won’t last.”
Meanwhile, the Times praises Church's new album The Outsiders, calling it "a reaffirmation of his independent spirit in the face of an increasingly homogenized Nashville sound."