Country music stars read mean tweets about themselves, but the folksy twang doesn’t take away the bite

As someone who was born and raised in Texas, it’s surprising that I somehow missed out on the deeply entrenched love of country music that many assume is inherent to all Texans. What can I say? I guess I missed that particular music appreciation seminar in elementary school.

However, I’m starting to come around to the idea of listening to country music — or, at the very least, listening to country musicians read mean tweets.

In honor of the Country Music Awards, Jimmy Kimmel Live! did another iteration of “Mean Tweets: Country Edition,” in which country music singers and musicians read rude tweets about themselves.

And, if Trace Adkins’ reaction taught me anything, it’s that these people give zero f*cks, y’all.

Some “Mean Tweets” highlights include:

  • “If you grow a beard like Luke Combs, don’t grow a beard.”
  • “I just heard a Darius Rucker country song, and I hate to be dramatic, but it’s the worst thing that’s ever happened to me.”
  • “Lady Antebellum is the musical equivalent of getting kicked in the sack!”
  • “Chris Stapleton proves that ugly people can still win awards.”
  • “Little Big Town sounds like they threw a bunch of cats in a bag and beat them around with a tennis racket.”

I will admit: I have not listened to the music created by most of these people, but I am utterly delighted by their reactions to these insensitive tweets — particularly the woman from Little Big Town, who replied, in a scandalized southern voice, “That is MEANNESS.”

Is this delight enough to convince me to listen to country music? Well, that remains to be seen, but stranger things have happened …

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