She Thinks My Tractor’s Sexy
Like I said just th’other day, country music is a tricky business. There’s the honest-to-goodness fantastic stuff – Gillian Welch, Hank Thompson, Gram Parsons, the usual rolecall; there’s the horrible horrible stuff that’s all over Camden County Radio – Toby Keith, Shania Twain, Lady Antebellum; and then there’s the stuff in between (like Tom T Hall).
Poor ole Alexis Petridis (he writes for one of those fancy dan English newspapers) got stuck with the horrible stuff for a whole week and had this to say about it.
“It ain’t hip to sing about tractors, trucks, little towns and momma, that might be true,” snarls Paisley, on the title track of his album This Is Country Music. “But this is country music and we do”.