Northeastern Pennsylvania’s The Weekender has an interview with Texas’ hillbilly king Dale Watson. Dale. As usual, rails on pop-country music and thinks his style of old-school honky-tonk should split from the country genre proper:
“It didn’t really focus on or strengthen the type of music that I like to keep out there,” he said. “I think country music — what was country music — has to go the route of bluegrass, which was considered part of country music, but they created their own festivals, awards and genres.”
If you prefer a more entertaining, and less sober, interview with Watson check out this one with Johnny Knoxville.