I used to make fun of them, those no talent honky tonk fools. Until I got a country gig and had my eyes opened up. Me playing this country gig has gotten me to play with some of the best musicians I've ever met. Sure, bass wise this stuff isn't complicated, but cmon who'd want to hear me solo and slap and tap at a country show? It's more so about the overall sound than the bass, if anything getsw a lot of focus I'd say it's lap steel, fiddle, and piano. I thought it'd be easy, but I learned my way into it, and still am learning every day. Some of these tunes aren't as easy as you think! Oh, and modern country bass playing is getting quite contemporary I'd say. Just saying don't diss it, I feel there's more musicianship here than in many modern genres.