12. What do you think about mainstream country music now? How would you describe it?
"Perfect" is a good word. Perfect, always perfect. Nobody's gonna take a breath. You're not gonna hear breathing on it. Used to, you could hear Elvis breathe. You knew he was a man. But nowadays, it seems like everything is digitally perfect -- boringly perfect.
13. Do you think country music will ever return to its roots?
No. There's no roots there.
Merle Haggard Interview