Loretta Lynn Believes Country Music Is ‘Dead’

Loretta Lynn; Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images
Loretta Lynn; Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images
Loretta Lynn; Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images

Country music pioneer Loretta Lynn has a strong opinion on the state of country music and she isn’t afraid to share it.

During a recent appearance on Martina McBride Vocal Point podcast, the legendary entertainer, 87, held nothing back when sharing her true thoughts on today’s country music. She even went as far as saying she believes the genre is “dead.”

“They’ve already let it [die],” Lynn told McBride. “I think it’s dead. I think it’s a shame. I think it’s a shame to let a type of music die. I don’t care what any kind of music it is. Rock, country, whatever. I think it’s a shame to let it die, and I’m here to start feeding it.”

When McBride acknowledged that Lynn seemed “mad” about the situation, she said, “Yeah. I’m getting mad about it. I am. Because it’s ridiculous.”

“I’m not happy at all,” the groundbreaking singer/songwriter confessed. “I think that they’re completely losing it. And I think that’s a sad situation because we should never let country music die. I think that every type of music should be saved, and country is one of the greatest. It’s been around, as far as I’m concerned, longer than any of it.”

Loretta Lynn is one of the most celebrated female artists of all time and has sold over 45 million records worldwide. Best known for her hit “Coal Miner’s Daughter,” Lynn has 16 chart-topping singles to her name and has won a total of four Grammy awards.

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