You gents are possibly right, but there's country & there's country.
There are some of the new pretty face/body de jure who aren't much more than pop performers in a cowboy hat & boots. Then there are some folks with real talent in songwriting/singing/pickin' both young and less young - pretty and less pretty. I suspect the latter is less inclined to use pitch correction.
My friend, ex-President Nashville Songwriters, is still around the business and I suspect he has a decent handle on that sort of thing. Also John Jorgenson, while more into the Django style music these days, is still around the country music scene via his demand as an instrumentalist/singer. When people like these tell me it isn't as prevalent as the guy who got me to writing this thread in the first place seemed to think, I have to give them a lot of credence.
Any Nashville based sound engineers on this forum?
Thanks again, Gentlemen!