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OMG: Since when did country music become so popular? I know so many people who didn't care for it at all then all of a sudden it seemed to become popular. Like it almost became the cool thing; to be "country". Nothing against country but it's just an observation I've made. Anyone else know what I'm talking about?

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  1. Country's a summertime thing for me, so maybe that's it?

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  2. Country isn't cool, and never will be. Folk, on the other hand...

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  3. I KNOW EXACTLY WHAT YOU MEAN!

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  4. Country isn't popular, its just all the hicks from waterloo and other small towns who listen to it.

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    1. You're a fool to think Waterloo is hick

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  5. Yah I came to Waterloo from a much larger city. At first I was like, woah, when did country music become popular? But later I realized it's just because of all the country bumpkins from around Waterloo, London, etc. that make it seem that way. I just wasn't used to being around so many farm kids.

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    1. This.

      Almost no one listens to country where I'm from and seeing so many farm/country folk and their obsession with country music and lifted trucks took some getting used to.

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  6. Maybe you're just becoming more aware of the pockets of people in which country is popular.

    I went to Guelph to visit some friends last year, and I was shocked to hear all of their friends blasting country "unironically" at a party. That being said, my friends and I come from a large suburb while all of *their* friends come from small farms in the middle of nowhere.

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  7. Ah yes, the "middle of nowhere" that is actually pretty much everywhere.

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  8. I noticed the same thing. I grew up in Waterloo and it was never popular. I come to uni and it's rampant. People I know who would never listen to it before jumped on the bandwagon because it was popular

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  9. "I was country when country wasn't cool" . . . Barbara Mandrell

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  10. Somebody asked me if I was 'country' the other day... And I wondered what that even means? I do not own a tractor or ride horses or work on a farm, so no, I suppose I am not country... I think cowboy boots are pretty and enjoy some country songs and own one or two plaid shirts, but is that enough to justify me as 'country'.

    Labels are silly.

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    1. You're not the people OP is talking about then

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  11. 97% of Canadians are from the middle of nowhere.

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  12. For like 10 years I was mocked ruthlessly for liking country, then I came here and all the sudden everyone is lovin' country. IDK what it is, but I came to T.O. and a few of my friends who went to York and Brock (who hated county) all the sudden were all excitee about a Luke Bryan concert.

    IDK what it is. Maybe people are getting sick of hearing 'shots' 'n*****r' 'n***a' 'ho' and 'f***' 150 times in a 3-4:00 minute song?

    And btw, whoever thinks Waterloo is hick is outta their f***ing mind

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  13. Grew up in waterloo, country was popular in high school, city kids and country kids both listened to it. It was very popular among hockey bros for some reason. A lot of kids from waterloo go to uw or Laurier so country never seems to die in this city.

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