Little known fact, (if you are a youngin') Kenny Rogers wasn't always country!!! He started out as a rock 'n roller. Plus, he's an old favorite. I think it is a little creepy too, what he's done to himself, but can we really blame him?
I don't like country music either, but I do like a few artists, The Dixie Chicks and Randy Travis - hey wait, I think he changed genres, but I still like him. And of course, I like some of the old artists like, Lorretta Lynn, Patsy Cline, Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson and because I saw the movie "Walk the Line" - Johnny Cash.
I love all kinds of music, but I can't take the incessant depression of country music. I gotta go for the upbeat stuff - yet, I can't bring myself to like the new modern country/rock.