Everyone in country music is now talking about this, so I thought I would throw my two cents with everyone else’s hot take on it. For those that are not aware of this monstrosity above, YouTube channel Sir Mashalot a couple of months ago decided to mash together six popular bro country songs that sound the same and produced one giant bro country song that is part hilarious, scary and sickening. Here’s what Sir Mashalot posted in the description of the video regarding the making of this:
I just want to be clear that this Mashup is all in good fun. I am not bashing these songs. I understand and even appreciate why the “formula” continues to dominate the airwaves- not only in country music, but in pop and other genres as well. I simply enjoy mixing and producing on Pro Tools, and when I heard the striking similarities of these particular hits, I thought it would be fun to throw them all in a mix and see what I could come up with. And it looks like people are having fun with it too, so I couldn’t be happier!
As an aspiring songwriter/producer living in Nashville who, like so many, has had a hard time getting a bite from the “gate keepers”, my current experiment is working on a song specifically designed to become the 7th entry to this mashup formula (hence the “To Be Continued” at the end of the video). I figure hey, at the very least, they won’t be able to say it doesn’t sound like a hit! 🙂
Enjoy the Mash!
The six songs he mashes together are Blake Shelton’s “Sure Be Cool If You Did,” Chase Rice’s “Ready, Set, Roll,” Luke Bryan’s “Drunk on You,” Cole Swindell’s “Chillin’ It,” Parmalee’s “Close Your Eyes” and Florida Georgia Line’s “This Is How We Roll.” As you can see at the end of his description, he’s going to release another version of this in the future with a seventh song.
I’ll be honest: I’ve listened to this numerous times. Why? I’m part fascinated and part taken aback by it. It’s like watching a train wreck over and over. You should turn away, but you just can’t. Some people have jokingly said this would be a hit if this was released to radio. First off, I definitely think it would. Second, don’t give Nashville any ideas! They would do this in a heartbeat! They have very little creative ideas and rehash stuff at the drop of a hat.
This also reinforces the opinion that traditional country fans have been saying profusely: all bro country songs sound the same. Not just sound-wise, but lyrically too. Of course I already knew this, but this is a nice little video to show to your bro country fan friends and acquaintances.