Founded on May 19th of 2013 by CEO Caitlyn Smith, fans have long since dubbed the official We Hate Pop Country community as “The Home of Authentic Country Music and Its Fans”, with those sentiments still ringing true today with an organic following of a combined 750,000+ passionate country music fans.

Born during the height of corporate over-commercialization in mainstream country music, the We Hate Pop Country web outlets inadvertently provided longtime country music listeners with a voice through ruthless comic relief via conversational and thought provoking content that humorously weighs in on today’s stale mainstream country music circuit while tastefully reflecting on the legendary pioneers of the past.

In addition, we also promote modern sincere artistry of some of today’s current greats of the Country Music, Southern Rock, Folk, Ameripolitan, Rockabilly, Bluegrass, Americana, Blues, and related formats.

Behind The Meme,

CEO and Founder Caitlyn Smith, alongside COO and Design Director Nicholas James both work diligently to ensure that fans of genuine country music have a voice that is as true and bold as the songs that makeup the soundtrack to the story that is our lives, and that all of our voices are passionately echoed in every single honky tonk, amphitheater, juke joint, and dance hall across these United States. All of our content is originated in-house unless publicly stated otherwise, with We Hate Pop Country administrators being actively involved in small-scale concert events and promotions of those who we feel respectfully uphold the rich values, roots, sounds, and traditions of the country music genre that each of us hold near and dear to our hearts.

In addition to receiving numerous plugs on national country music radio stations throughout the U.S. from Willie’s Roadhouse and Shooter Jennings Electric Rodeo on Sirius XM to FM broadcasts, some of We Hate Pop Country’s original content has also been featured on the official web outlets of such honky tonk heroes as Hank Williams Jr., Willie Nelson, George Jones, Merle Haggard, Waylon Jennings, David Allan Coe, Billy Joe Shaver, Charlie Robison, Cody Jinks, Whitey Morgan and the 78’s, Sturgill Simpson, Mike and the Moonpies, Sunny Sweeney, Sam Williams, American Aquarium and BJ Barham, among many other respected musicians.


Caitlyn Smith

Founder, CEO, Editor-In-Chief


Nicholas James

COO, Design Director