True, but they also have some of the best lyrics. Ever listened to some of those old Kenny Rogers songs? They're amazing. And even guys like Brad Paisley nowadays are great lyricists. Sure they have some cheesy fun redneck songs, but when Brad Paisley wants too, he can freaking lay it down. Even Tim McGraw (who doesn't write his own lyrics) has some songs that are written so beautifully, and combined with the way he can use his voice to add to the emotion in the songs. His last album Southern Voice
is loaded with examples of great country lyrics. Check out the songs "Mr. Whoever You Are," "Love You Goodbye," "Forever Seventeen," and "You Had to Be There" by Tim McGraw. If you're not predisposed to hating country music, you'll be blown away.