I know right? 'Cause people like Kid Rock, Sheryl Crow, Bob Dylan or the like would never ever want to be associated with country music. The number of people wanting to cross over into country and being denied is quite telling. Even P Diddy wanted to do something with of all people George Jones at one time but George respectfully (and correctly) turned him down. The money in CM is more stable and more free flowing. In addition it has a much more loyal fan base across the genre than any other type of music which lends to the longevity of the artists. While other genres have some long running acts, they are more the anomaly than the rule. I mean you can go to the Grand Ole Opry on a Friday night and see a guy named Little Jimmy Dickens who has been performing for more than sixty years still doing it and fans still loving it. Only time you see that in other genres is when the Stones roll out for their geriatric tour every three or four years.