From the album High Cost of Loving

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Words and Music: JK Nick Nichols

Lyrics

Country Music Isn't Country Anymore
(c) 2013
Nicholsworth LLC Music Publishing
SESAC

VERSE
As a boy I remember without fail—every Sunday afternoon
My Daddy played Merle Haggard loud enough—to shake the shingles on the roof
All us kids in the neighborhood—knew every word to “Momma Tried”
And I’ve heard it on the radio not once—since the day my Daddy died

VERSE
Hank Thompson, Johnny Paycheck and George Jones—Patsy Cline and Sonny James
It’s so wrong the only place I hear ‘em sing—is in the Country Hall of Fame
Country Radio’s neglected—the legends that made Nashville what it is
And I bet my country ass that I’ll be gone—before I hear them played again

CHROUS
What a shame country music—isn’t country anymore
How I miss Luke the Drifter— when I hear that ole lonesome whistle blow
Twin fiddles and a whining steel guitar—never grace my radio
God I hate that country music—isn’t country anymore

VERSE
I never thought I’d see the day—that Pop and Rock ‘n’ Roll would rule this town
When George Strait hangs his hat up Music City—will be down for the count
Like when the Okee from Muskogee sang—“ a joint was just a bad place to be”
She Thinks I Still Care and Faded Love—are just Precious Memories

(Key Change)

VERSE
Conway Twitty, Johnny Cash and Kitty Wells—the list goes on and on
Gone and long forgotten—by mainstream Country Radio
But come Sunday afternoon—I raise every single window in my house
And pay honor to their memory—the way my Daddy taught me how

CHORUS
Yeah it’s a shame country music—isn’t country anymore
How I miss Luke the Drifter—when I hear that ole lonesome whistle blow
Twin fiddles and a whining steel guitar—never grace my radio
God I hate that country music—isn’t country anymore

TAG
Yeah, it’s a sin that country music—isn’t country anymore