Jukebox Jury: Has Country Gone Too Pop?

View Comments
(Sandra Mu/Getty Images)

(Sandra Mu/Getty Images)

Featured Items

listicle1 Jukebox Jury: Has Country Gone Too Pop?Ten Man Jam

listicle22 Jukebox Jury: Has Country Gone Too Pop?Register For Your Chance To The The Ten Man Jam Roadie For The Day

listicle1b Jukebox Jury: Has Country Gone Too Pop?Man Finds Amusing Use Of His Ex Wife’s Wedding Dress (Photos)

listicle2b Jukebox Jury: Has Country Gone Too Pop?10 Foods That Guarantee You’ll Gain Weight

listicle32 Jukebox Jury: Has Country Gone Too Pop?JJ Watt Get’s Asked Weirdest Question Ever

listicle4b Jukebox Jury: Has Country Gone Too Pop?Top 3 Phrases Men Say That Should Be Seen As Red Flags

listicle5b Jukebox Jury: Has Country Gone Too Pop?The Top 3 Sentences Women Use That Are Red Flags

Welcome to Jukebox Jury, our new music debate show where experts face off and a jury of fans decides the winner.

THE CASE: Taylor Swift isn’t just the best-selling country star right now – she was one of the best-selling pop stars of 2012, with her fourth album Red selling more than one million copies in its first sales week. Even Miranda Lambert thanked Taylor for popularizing non-“twangy and cheesy” country in the mainstream, while at the same time deeming her a pop singer. Of course, country-to-pop crossovers are nothing new – remember Faith Hill and Shania Twain? But when all of country’s biggest stars – from Lady Antebellum and Carrie Underwood to Jason Aldean and Blake Shelton – are crossing over, is the genre considered in trouble or thriving?


Courtney Smith, pop producer for Radio.com and the author of Record Collecting For Girls
Nicole Piering, blogger and social media expert for Keepin’ It Country

THE JURY: A collective of country music insiders including Jessica Northey, Julia Currier and Bobby Corser of Country Music Rocks, Leslie Armstrong of Nashville Country Club, and country radio personality Ashley Greninger

THE VERDICT: Watch to find out!



- Jillian Mapes, Radio.com

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 38,908 other followers