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Jason Eady: Are We Really in FM Country Hell?

  • Jul 9, 2012
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The Mississippi native Jason Eady has released his fourth studio album: AM Country Heaven.  If the other three albums are anything like this one, it’s little wonder he hasn’t hit it big yet.

Eady professes in the title track and first single that we are in FM country hell, describing how our musical culture revolves around phenomena like American Idol and beautifully groomed singers.  He also complains about the record producers who are responsible for creating such an environment.  In reality, could it be possible that Eady is bitter about not fitting into this new culture, and therefore not finding success?

Sadly, Eady seems to have been born in the wrong decade.  Every track on the album features Eady’s warbling, unsteady voice and instruments that almost sound out of tune.  “Tomorrow Morning” is especially depressing, saying ‘I cannot live in the light alone, there’s no redemption without the sin’.  “Man on a Mountain” features the classic Patty Loveless – another example of Eady living in the past.

There are, no doubt, many people who will enjoy Jason Eady’s AM Country Heaven, but it will probably not be those who enjoy mainstream current music.  Maybe I haven’t given him enough of a chance, so decide for yourself!  Give his songs a listen on iTunes, or visit his website, Facebook page, or Twitter page.

Amanda Wile is originally from Pennsylvania, but moved to Nashville in 2005 to attend Vanderbilt and to follow her love for music.
Jason Eady: Are We Really in FM Country Hell?

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July 12, 2012
I hope you never set foot in Texas or near Texas/Red Dirt music because you would be tarred and feathered. Please do yourself a favor and listen to some real country - not mainstream pop - or just ignore it and let it be. This is one of the best COUNTRY albums to come out in years and if you as a "country" music critic don't see that, you have no business listening to it in the first place. It's a crying shame that you are so brainwashed by what Nashville calls "country" that you don't even know good music when you hear it. I am glad you understand that he will not make it in mainstream radio, but that was never his goal. He has a HUGE fan base of people who DO understand his music and music like his. We are damn proud of it and proud that we have options other than the pop-crap coming out of Nashville. God bless country music!
 
July 11, 2012
Well said!
 
July 11, 2012
thanks for sharing, Amanda!
 
July 11, 2012
Red Solo Cup, Honky Tonk Badonkadonk, Truck Yeah, Hicktown..... I guess this is what he should aim for? Selling out to the mainstream media? You should listen to folks like John Fullbright, Ryan Beaver, Paul Eason, Andrew Combs. You probably haven't heard many of these names, but they are all singer songwriters similar to Jason Eady. Though they may not be as popular, or have a huge bankroll or label paying for radio play, or "living in the past" as you would call it, they are what is right with music today.  In a time where there are a lot of things wrong with what is popular, it is good to hear real music. Love to hear your review of some other good music / non-"Mainstream".
July 11, 2012
oh and Marijuana & Jalapeños..... Really, you gave it a good review???  You should be ashamed.....
 
July 09, 2012
"There are, no doubt, many people who will enjoy Jason Eady's AM Country Heaven, but it will probably not be those who enjoy mainstream current music." Um, you realize that is EXACTLY who his target audience is, right? "FM country hell" would seem to indicate he doesn't want to be included in the "mainstream country" movement and for good reason. There are legions of fans of the progressive country, alt-country, traditional country genres that would prefer an 8-hour bad acid-trip to 20 minutes of "mainstream" FM Country radio these days.
July 09, 2012
I could have not said it better myself ZJ. VandyMandy obviously has no idea what real country music is, much less the entire point of the title-track. As a country music program director, I find most of the mainstream Nashville music appalling. Traditional country music is hard to come across. Alan Jackson seems to be the last act in Nashville performing the music the town is known for. Jason Eady is simply stating the "country" music heard today is not remotely close to being considered country music. Enjoy your Jason Aldean Mandy, I'll take Eady any day.
 
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