I am copying and pasting some of this from the GiveMeMyXXX.com website to help spread the word. Pass this along!

http://www.givememyxxx.com/

XXX includes ALL southern artists that have fallen between the cracks of COUNTRY and ROCK. WHERE DID ‘XXX’ COME FROM? From the old-time moonshine jugs of course.

WHAT IS XXX?

It is a true shame that there are such rigid GENRE definitions in popular music today! You’ve got POP, ROCK, COUNTRY, R&B, AAA and HIP HOP. This may be fine for most musicians, but there is a very unfair gap in music the way it is. ROCK music is split into two formats MODERN ROCK and ACTIVE ROCK, both of which do not accept SOUTHERN or COUNTRY-LEANING music at all. Then there’s COUNTRY. COUNTRY is a market controlled by NASHVILLE’S inner-workings. Video outlets such as CMT and GAC have created ‘back of the bus’ programming like “Wide Open Country” and “Edge of Country” to relieve the pressure created by the growing movement of outsiders in the field, but it’s not a fair representation of the broad scope of these underdogs. Radio stations have created late-night and weekend specialty programming to play these artists as well, but again, this is just placating these tremendous artists. These artists are multiplying in number year by year and this brings us to our cause:

WE WANT OUR OWN GENRE! WE WANT OUR XXX! SIGN THE PETITION TODAY! MAKE THE CHANGE!