Sound Bite: Hope for traditional country music I meet young fans and young artists today that like the kind of music I like. That’s exactly why I moved to Nashville. I was 20 years old, and I liked Conway, Merle and George Strait, and nobody was coming along doing that. It’s the same way today. There’s still going to be people that come along that appreciate the real country music, and there’s always going to be room for all the other styles out there and there are going to be fans that like them both. -Alan Jackson in this Winston-Salem Journal article, managing to discuss his views on traditional country music sincerely yet respectfully. Take note, country music fans. Posted on November 24, 2010 by Tara Seetharam and filed under Sound Bites and tagged Alan Jackson.