I love Vince Gill. He plays vicious amounts of guitar, mandolin and bass and has mastered nearly every genre of American music. Thank God he’s still touring, but his view on the state of country also speaks for the state of music in general.
The devaluation of music and what it’s now deemed to be worth is laughable to me. My single costs 99 cents. That’s what a [single] cost in 1960. On my phone, I can get an app for 99 cents that makes fart noises — the same price as the thing I create and speak to the world with. Some would say the fart app is more important. It’s an awkward time. Creative brains are being sorely mistreated.”
An awkward time – when the greatest musicians of our time feel this way, you know things are changing.