In a groundbreaking progress for 1 of America’s most prolonged-standing cultural establishments, billionaire entrepreneur, inventor, and investor Elon Musk is acquiring country songs for $89 billion in hopes of returning the genre to its earlier greatness.
The offer will contain all of state music’s committed important and independent labels, all key radio stations, the Grand Ole Opry and all of its satellite houses, the Country Tunes Hall of Fame, the once-a-year CMA and ACM Awards, as effectively as the legal rights to the defunct Kenny Rogers Roasters fast foodstuff hen franchise.
“Country new music is the bedrock of American lifestyle, and true place new music is wherever issues important to the hearts and souls of new music supporters all over the entire world are broached,” reported Mr. Musk in a assertion. “I also want to make place new music improved than ever by bringing back again the twang and roots, the good quality songwriting of the earlier, giving independent artists equal footing, eventually defeating Bro-Region, and creating guaranteed all the performers are reliable. Country new music has tremendous prospective – I glimpse ahead to functioning with the country music market to unlock it.”
Musk’s inspiration for the purchase was the suppression, shadow banning, and outright expulsion of a lot of true nation artists by the state structure in excess of the final several yrs. “How can you have state music without ‘King’ George Strait, Alan Jackson, Dolly Parton, and Willie Nelson consistently actively playing on the radio, and competing for place music’s significant awards?” Elon requested. He also executed a poll on his Twitter account, asking followers if they imagined today’s nation music was actually state, with the wide greater part of respondents declaring “no.”
Although some might be amazed the native South African would be so into state audio, a video of Elon Musk singing Johnny Cash’s “Ring of Fire” while roasting marshmallows and sipping whiskey from back again in 2017 not long ago resurfaced.
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Then on Tuesday early morning (4-16), Elon Musk posted an graphic of himself in a cowboy hat on Instagram with the simple caption, “Yee-haw ?.” Little did we know that he was several hours away from asserting the acquisition of the total state tunes genre in hopes of returning it to previous greatness.
But of study course, this is all bullshit (well, the “Ring of Fire” and Instagram article are correct). The serious truth is nation tunes sadly will not have some benevolent billionaire benefactor swoop into to resolve the genre’s difficulties by means of govt fiat, nor should state enthusiasts wait around with bated breath for these types of an event to transpire. Instead, it’s up to all of us the seek out the most effective artists, share them with our pals, relatives, co-staff, and neighbors, due to the fact the ideal artists are currently being suppressed and shadow banned by the market, whilst mediocrity and deficiency of authenticity reigns in the style, equivalent to on social media.
It would be pleasant for anyone to invest in and revitalize the Kenny Rogers Roasters eating places while. Like that rooster.