What do consider "modern country music" -- major radio play stuff or just anything made recently? Some damn fine country music being made today, lot of it being made in Nashville, you just may not hear it on the radio. Country radio has always been pop music, same as any other genre and there is plenty of crap in every genre. I am more into stuff that gets labeled red dirt, americana or alt country. IMO it is a golden age for that kind of music. I am discovering new artists everyday and can hardly keep up with all the ones I want to listen to. There are people making things for all tastes.