"I feel like all of my records have sounded like me," he says. "There's no doubt about it, when you're making records with Dan Huff, you know exactly how the record is going to sound and the production will leave nothing rough around the edges, nothing dangling. Also, when you're making records for the big labels, there's always pressure to produce a hit, and I didn't feel that pressure with this new record. I felt really calm as I put this one together."

For the past decade, Green has felt the pressure of printing money for his label bosses, and he admits that he's had his share of dejection. He points to the way in which Universal/Republic mishandled the radio promotion of his 2005 single "Baby Doll," which stalled at 19 on the Billboard chart, though Green is convinced it was destined to ascend higher. Still, that sting doesn't hurt him as much as it helps him appreciate the opportunities laid before him now.

"I mean, if there weren't any disappointments in life, how would we know what the good stuff is, you know?"

Whatever the path that's led Green to the music on Home, it's one that has him feeling comfortable outside the polish of a major label production.

"I wouldn't call the songs retro, but the new mix is more ragged and threadbare than what I've done in the more recent past," he says. "Starting from there, I knew this record would be different."

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americanvalues
americanvalues

Well some say I'm not country
and that's just fine with me
'Cause I don't wanna be country
with some faggot looking over at me
They say that I'm ill-mannered
that I'm gonna self-destruct
But if you know what I'm thinkin'
you'll know that pop country really sucks

So I'm here to put the "dick" in Dixie
and the "cunt" back in country
'Cause the kind of country I hear now days
is a bunch of fuckin' shit to me
They say that I'm ill-mannered
that I'm gonna self-destruct
But if you know what I'm thinkin'
you'll know that pop country really sucks

Well we're losing all the outlaws
that had to stand their ground
and they're being replaced by these kids
from a manufactured town
And they don't have no idea
about sorrow and woe
'Cause they're all just too damn busy
kissin' ass on Music Row

So I'm here to put the "dick" in Dixie
and the "cunt" back in country
'Cause the kind of country I hear nowdays
is a bunch of fuckin' shit to me
And they say that I'm ill-mannered
that I'm gonna self-destruct
But if you know what I'm thinkin'
you'll know that pop country really sucks

And if you know what I'm thinkin'
you'll know that pop country really sucks

juniorH
juniorH

"Home" the definition of a sellout trying to come back "home" when he couldn't cut it in Nashville.

forrestjenkinstjpp
forrestjenkinstjpp

God, let it go with all the sellout name calling. Go listen to some hipster country and shut up.

 
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