But it's not just country... I shared a link to an interesting PBS piece and corresponding article in The Atlantic, "Why All Music Sounds The Same" a while back and this is just more evidence supporting assertions made in both of those pieces..
From Sir Mashalot's YouTube Page:
"I just want to be clear that this Mashup is all in good fun. I am not attempting to bash these songs, the artists, or country music in general. I understand and even appreciate why the "formula" continues to dominate the airwaves- not only in country music, but in pop, rock, and other genres as well. I simply enjoy mixing and producing on Pro Tools, and when I heard the striking similarities of these particular hits, I thought it would be fun to throw them all in a mix and see what I could come up with. And it looks like people are having fun with it too, so I couldn't be happier!
"Sure Be Cool If You Did"- Blake Shelton
"Drunk on You"- Luke Bryan
"Chillin' It"- Cole Swindell
"Close Your Eyes"- Parmalee
"This is How We Roll"- Florida Georgia Line
"Ready, Set, Roll"- Chase Rice
As an aspiring songwriter/producer living in Nashville who, like so many, has come to realize how (understandably) difficult it is to break into the business, my next experiment will be to write a new song as the 7th entry to this mashup (hence the "To Be Continued" at the end of the video). I figure hey- at the very least, they won't be able to say it doesn't sound like a hit! :)
Enjoy the Mash!"