Jason Kelce Says He’s “Tired Of Country Music And What It Has Become”
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Jason Kelce Says He’s “Tired Of Country Music And What It Has Become”

Jason Kelce has some strong views on the current state of country music.

On the June 19 episode of their podcast New Heights, former Philadelphia Eagles player Jason Kelce and his brother, Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce, shared their thoughts on the future of music.

Jason voiced his concerns about modern music, particularly how country music has evolved over the years, and he’s not happy with the changes.

The conversation started with Jason reflecting on hip-hop from the 1980s and 1990s, noting that it felt more authentic because the artists were singing about their real-life experiences. He believes today’s music, with its heavy reliance on auto-tune, lacks that genuine quality.

“Hip-hop in the nineties and hip-hop in the eighties when it was done by, like, dudes that were living that life hits way different than, like, now when it’s like auto-tune renditions,” he said. “It’s the same thing in country music. If I have to hear one more country song that’s like, ‘I got my boots in my truck going through the fields.’ Like, what the f— are we talking about? That’s not country music. That’s not country music.”

“Put on some f—— Willie Nelson,” Jason added. “I am tired of country music and what it has become. It is horse—-. Horse—-.”

While the brothers acknowledged  that they can enjoy some modern country in the right setting, they will always prefer the unbeatable classics.

“Like, I can listen to modern country, and I can listen to, like, modern hip-hop when I’m out in the right environment,” Jason said. “But listening to it to, like, really enjoy it, like Willie Nelson, to me, the way he wrote songs, like Chris Stapleton, obviously, right now.”

“He’s a super performer,” Travis said. “That’s what I’m saying. It’s a band. When you’re playing the music and got a voice like that, that’s forever.”

“Tried and true,” Jason agreed.

This isn’t the first time the Kelce brothers have expressed their love for country music. Jason and Travis have shown their passion for the genre on several occasions. They’ve sung country songs like “Toes” by the Zac Brown Band on their podcast, and even caught the attention of the late Toby Keith before his passing with their rendition of “Should’ve Been a Cowboy,” which Keith shared on his Instagram story.

Watch Jason and Travis Kelce discuss their thoughts on country music in the video below.  

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