Hank Williams III says, ‘Pop country really sucks’
In a recent interview with Fox News Hank III let his disdain for the current state of country music be known.
‘”The kind of country I hear nowadays is a bunch of fucking shit to me,” he said. “They say that I’m ill-mannered, that I’m gonna self-destruct, but if you know what I’m thinkin’ you’ll know that pop country really sucks. To me, country music is emotions, certain harmonies. But it’s all in the emotions – a lot of good times, a lot of hard times.”
Williams isn’t opposed to new sounds in country – he just wants the Nashville scene to start accepting different kinds of artists into the fold.
“It seems that pop country has stuck around a long time,” he noted. “We’ve got to be progressing – new sounds have to happen – but it’s not just this [pop] sound and nothing else. It just doesn’t seem [the industry] is giving the underdogs much of a chance.”
Read the full interview here: