So, I seem to be kinda stuck in one style of soloing (sort of a melodic country/blues). well, really i'm more just satisfied with that one style. I can solo in other styles but I'm not quite satisfied with them. I've been studying a lot of theory and stuff but still...
so here are my questions...
#1- what are some ways to help me get out or this "rut"? (i practice licks, listen to different stuff, practice, etc)
#2- what are some good bands/artists to listen to inspire my soloing?
like metal, hard rock, jazz, anything

any advice is appreciated