The 10 Biggest Douchebags in Country Music
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Booze, chicks, jacked-up pickups, extreme redneck sports, spring break -- artists like Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, and even Blake Shelton are leaning way too heavily on such themes in their music these days, and the entire trope can be summed up in one word: douchey. Yet bro-country isn't the only brand of 'baggery currently afflicting Nashville. No, douchebags are a diverse lot, and here are the 10 biggest 'bags currently cranking out (s)hits in Music City today: See also: The 10 Douchiest Drummers of All Time
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6. Jerrod Niemann Niemann has never really done anything offensive, other than letting the awful rapper Pitbull remix his hit single "Drink to That All Night." Yet that lone act is so utterly douche-picable that it lands him squarely at number six.
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2. Luke Bryan The pretty-faced, nasal-voiced standard-bearer for bro-country, Bryan puts out a spring break-themed EP every year and dutifully plays a free annual show for blacked-out throngs of Florida revelers who are unlikely to remember a single verse. While he's only a collaborator on Florida Georgia Line's "This Is How We Roll," Bryan's own "That's My Kind of Night" was accurately lambasted by Zac Brown as the worst song ever -- although Bryan's breakout 2011 hit, "Country Girl (Shake It for Me)," gives it a run for its money. Also, he recently fell off the stage while covering a Macklemore song in concert. Nice one, bro. Not the fall, the fact that he was covering Macklemore in the first place.
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In case you're wondering, Hunter Hayes and Keith Urban are spared the guillotine because they can really shred on guitar.
Follow the writer, who writes frequently about good country music for No Depression, on Twitter @mdseely.
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