I think Paisley is a hell of a guitar player. Have to be in a mood to listen to much country though. As in, at the pool, sunny day, drinking heavily. I do agree about the direction of country…the ‘bro country’ genre is really the stereotype of ‘every country song sounds the same’, but now with pop and autotune. Would much rather listen to outlaw country.
This link is a couple years old, but the resemblance from song to song is an astonishing look into mass market songs coming out of Nashville.