The problem with country music is that for decades it has been tightly controlled by a very conservative good ole boy network that doesn't exactly encourage innovation or creativity. It is so watered down that is has become a parody of itself many times over. I'm in Nashville and what I find is that people who like "country music" don't really like country music you know like Hank Williams, Merle Haggard, Loretta Lynn, Willie Nelson, Patsy Cline, Waylon Jennings. For a style supposedly so steeped in tradition, modern country music has lost it's identity.
So yeah, I don't like "country music" but I do like country music.