Country music has somehow gotten a bad rep in recent years. We know Dan + Shay aren't exactly Dan + Serena, but it truly is the sound of America. New Yorkers love to say that the city is superior to other parts of the country (and it's arguably true!), but a little country never hurt nobody. Sure, there's a formula to many country songs that people make fun of: USA, beer, and a pretty girl. However, immense talent has come out of the Country arena, such as Keith Urban, Zac Brown Band, and Maren Morris. All of these artists have made a name for themselves with powerful lyrics and upbeat tunes. And hey, you can't deny that the genre is catchy AF.

Click through for five reasons even the most snobby New Yorker should start gettin' down with the sound.

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