Witness, for example, this song from acoustic guitar genius Andy McKee:
Now, here's the same tune performed in a heavy metal style:
Pretty good either way, right? Aside from the fact that it took the heavy metal guy three tracks (rhythm guitar, lead guitar, and a drum track-- I can't tell for sure if there's a bass track, but I don't think so) to do what Andy does single-handedly-- or, well, double-handedly-- I'm impressed either way.
Say, maybe this explains why Darius Rucker has been able to make the transition to country music!