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Thursday, Aug 01 2013 | 15:30
Image: 1579441 A message from Dale Watson - Recently there's a fella in Nashville that won Male Vocalist of the Year by the CMA, that said in an interview that it's his duty to reinvent country music to keep it evolving. He went on to say that only old farts and jackasses like traditional country music and no one likes their "grandfathers" music. His name is Blake Shelton and mine is Dale Watson. If I'm an old fart then he is a new country turd, and I wrote the song to tell the world about it. Apparently , my sentiment is shared by thousands, at least 18,000 any way if you go by the views of the song on youtube. It's time for traditional country to split from "country" music. I have been championing the name Ameripolitan- original music with prominent roots influence. In other words , you can hear the roots influence in ones music. Randy Travis is Ameripolitan, you can hear Lefty and Merle in his voice, Blake Shelton is NOT Ameripolitan. I am NOT country, I am Ameripolitan. I hope one day to have the Ameripolitan Awards, then we would not even need Nashville. It can keep putting out this schlock for the people that like it and we will finally have a home again. Blake Shelton is their voice and it's heard loud and clear. We are not welcome in "country" music, and truly, I'm ready to move too. The neighborhood has gone to crap. Dale Watson - February 1st 2013

On February 2nd Dale recorder his response to Shelton at the Evangelist label's fully analogue, valve recording and mastering studios in London before heading off later that evening to the Ace Cafe for a live show. The result will be on 7'' & 78 RPM as soon as possible.


1. Old Fart (A Song for Blake)
2. Run Away Available from 12.07.2013
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