Clay Walker Talks Bro-Country: ‘It’s Just Over the Top’
Kenny Chesney shocked more than a few people when he said that his latest album, 'The Big Revival,' was the opposite of the current "bro-country" movement that "objectifies the hell out of" women. Now, Clay Walker, whose self-titled debut album was released in 1993, one year before Chesney's freshman disc, 'In My Wildest Dreams,' hit shelves, says his friend has a point.
"I think what Kenny is referring to could be just some of the distasteful stuff that you see," Walker tells Fox News. "It's just over the top, but I'm happy that it's growing and changing. I think it will refine very soon."
Still, the singer-songwriter isn't afraid to defend the current hitmakers who are dominating the charts these days.
"Our format needed to change," he adds. "It was getting stagnant, and I feel like the new music that is there, it's in rough form, but we're growing. We're gaining new fans, and that's what you want to do as a business. We need our format to grow."
The 45-year-old is working on a new album, which he says was influenced by what he hears on the radio today.
“I’ve always felt like one of those people that was out front, and now I feel like one of those people that has learned so much by this explosion of what our format sounds like now, and I love it,” he tells The Boot. “It’s given me this huge burst of energy to go in there and make stuff that competes, sounds a little bit like [what's on radio], but has my touch.”
No word yet when the new album will be released.