The Difference of 20 Years in Writing About Asses In Country Music: A Study. Or: From Blue Jeans to Badonkadonk

"If you like Andy Warhol and say that you don't like pop country, you're kidding yourself." An odd statement, I realize, but a touch of context: my friend Jonathan was espousing his respect for modern pop country music as slavish devotees to the perfect pop song. "Verse, a sweet chorus, verse, chorus, bridge, chorus and maybe the chorus again if it's really good." And thus his comparison to Warhol - pop über alles.

"I won't argue with you," I said, "but I can name one particular way in which pop country songwriters can go wrong . . .

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