No, it isn't just you. I was talking to comedian Tim Wilson about this very subject the other night. He had a song that said, "I like country music better back when it was ugly."
People don't realize that country music -- until the money-hungry people took over -- was NEVER about pretty boys and hunky babes. It was an honest music performed by honest people. Hank Williams said, "You've got to have smelled an awful lot of manure before you can sing like a hillbilly." I doubt anyone calling themselves a "country singer" today knows which end of a bull provides the manure. I know which end of THEM provides it, though -- and it's all making its way into CD stores and onto "country" radio.
Country music had, for nearly 75 years, evolved and "changed with the times" but NEVER NEVER NEVER at the expense of its heritage. As a result, country music that sold very well in the 1960s still sounded at home next to the country music from the 20s, 30s, 40s, and 50s. Now the rich history and heritage of country music is sitting in a garbage dump on Music Row and the record company CEOs are praying nobody finds it. Today you could not play a single song by any of these "hot" artists next to the Blue Sky Boys, Roy Acuff, Eddy Arnold, Webb Pierce, Buck Owens, Waylon Jennings, Ricky Skaggs, and/or Alan Jackson without IMMEDIATELY recognizing that something is horribly amiss.