I don’t mind at all if a song has elements of country music, or country influences. My biggest problem with “country music” is that, at the time when I was exposed to lots of it, it seemed to me that most of the songs were about “the country,” or about how the singer was “from the country,” and played music from or in “the country.” It was like it didn’t qualify as country music unless the word “country” or “music” was in the chorus of the song.
I’m not a big fan of rock songs about “rocking” either.
Them- “I wanna rock and roll all night!”
Me – “Get to it, then. I’m not stopping you.”