This is just too good.
How much do you love that Shooter used the Bleeding Cowboy font for this video! It does make me gigglesnort a little bit at the fact that CMT is promoting this video only because it is calling out all the stuff that CMT does! That’s beyond great.
Click HERE to read what CMT has to say about the song and video…but pay special attention to all the comments because there in lies the real entertainment. There is NOTHING better on this planet than a riled up Jason Aldean or Eric Church fanatic to make you smile. Bless their simple little hearts.
This was my favorite Shooter quote from the interview:
“With no intent to discredit anyone’s personal journeys or accomplishments,” he continued, “I have to draw a line in the sand that says, ‘If you’re going to associate yourself with my dad, you’re gonna come under the scrutiny of what the name ‘Outlaw’ meant then and what it means now, especially when you call yourself that. You’re asking for anyone protecting that legacy to come down on you.’ And that’s all I care about. And they had fakers then, and they have fakers now. But in this case, I know how my dad would feel, and I know I’m paying him a tribute.”
Preach on brotha! Loooooves it!
To tell you the truth, I’m not the biggest Shooter Jennings fan on the planet. Sometimes I think he can be a bit of a whinebag and I want to tell him to just shut up and go count his money with Adriana from the Sopranos or go play Chutes and Ladders with his kiddos with the hippie names and be happy. I guess that is kinda harsh because I am not overly familiar with his music or his XXX movement. Sorry, the only XXX I am familiar with is the Adult Video Megaplexxx off IH-35 in Southeast Austin. It is open 24 hours a day. Â Don’t judge me.
I keep up with any Shooter Jennings stuff from “The Triggerman”. Â I have said it a couple hundred times before, but hisÂ Saving Country MusicÂ blogÂ is one of my favorite websites…mostly due to the debates that tend to break out in the comment sections. Those people are so damned passionate about their opinions and the majority of the time they make such eloquent arguments that I have a hard time picking which side of the fight to be on.Â I have commented on the site a few times, but to tell you the truth “The Triggerman” seriously scares the ever loving shit out of me. Homie can tear you a new Internet asshole faster that crap through a goose. Just ask Eric Church. If he ever said something to me, I’d tuck my tail and run back to Ritaville as fast as I could. I just lurk from afar.
Anywhoo…what was my point? Â Oh…check out The Triggerman’s thoughts about the song and read their convo HERE.
Wanna know what I think? Â Well, I LOVE the song because as far as songs go it is so bad in a good way. I think the song being so terrible really just helps to drive home the point of the lyrics…which are awesome! Every single word is true. To me, the best part is how he is basically rapping the entire song.
Look, if anyone can play the dead outlaw daddy card without sounding douchey, the go to guy has to be Shooter Jennings. Hello! He is Jesse Colter and Waylon’s offspring, so just being BORN gives him more than enough street cred to talk about “outlaws”. But…just because I am am such a cynical shrew, I gotta play devil’s advocate for a second. I’m sure having the last name Jennings didn’t exactly HURT his career. It’s not like he pulled an Emilio Estevez. Oh maybe it did. Being Waylon’s kid is a hell of a legacy to have to live up to, but I’m just thinking it is easier to draw your line in the sand when you have always known where your next meal is coming from because you have a little…or a lot of cash in your pocket. Don’t get it twisted, I’m not hating…I’m just saying.
Let’s be honest here. The only true way to settle this New Outlaw vs. Old Outlaw rivalry is just to have a good old fashion East Coast/West Coast feud. Â Nothing is as gangsta as an Outlaw! I think both camps could milk this shit for all its worth. Don’t get me wrong, I know they are Outlaws, but that doesn’t mean I want someone to get killed like Biggie and Pac…I just want a little bit of shit talking like the Dixie Chicks and Toby Keith to keep things interesting. Oh come on, tell me you wouldn’t enjoy seeing Eric Church in a FUSJ bling bling shirt at one of his concerts or watching Shooter do an in-depth interview with Katie Cook and calling Eric a pussy. If you say you wouldn’t, you’d be lying.
In the perfect world that only exists in my mind, Â I just want to see Shooter open the CMA Awards with this song, but done as a duet with a computer generated Waylon hologram. You know…kinda like Brad Paisley did in his concert tour with Alison Krauss, Â just way cooler.
But imagine this scenario.
Just as everyone is on the edge of their seats, Â Eric Church and Jason Aldean come out from behind the curtain wearing “Waylon Fucking Jennings” t-shirts and they join in on the “Outlaw You” chorus. The crowd would go apeshit, but just as the applause dies down Eric and Jason start singing “Dirt Road Anthem” while Shooter and the CG Waylon beatbox the rap verses. Oh fuck it…we might as well just throw Kid Rock into the mix too! Why the hell not? Â He shows up for every other awards show collaboration as it is. At the end of the performance everyone has one big group hug and they walk off the stage hand in hand…just in time for The Band Perry to present the fan voted “Best Air Hump During a Late Night Talk Show while Performing a Stupid Fucking Song” award to Luke Bryan for his amazing Â performance of “Country Squirrel Shake It For Me” on the Jimmy Kimmel Show.
Tell me that wouldn’t make some good fucking television.
Sorry for the incoherent ramblings. It is 2:52 am, I’m wide ass awake and I haven’t had more than 4 hours of sleep a night since Saturday. Oh, and please don’t bother sending me any hate mail about this blog entry, I am still behind on reading all the “Don’t be mean to Anna from Texas Women” hate mail as it is…and no matter what you say, that Luke Bryan song is fucking stupid so suck it.