Loretta Lynn Says She Thinks Country Music Is Dead: ‘It’s Ridiculous…They’re Losing It Completely’


A few years ago, country music was officially declared dead by a country music legend Lorette Lynn.

She’s not the first, and she won’t be the last, but Loretta is one of the most important voices in recent years to express her frustration with the current country music landscape.

In an episode of Martina McBride’s podcast, Vocal point with Martina McBride, Loretta didn’t shy away from calling country music, in fact, she outright called it “dead.”

“They already let him. I think it’s dead. I think it’s a shame. I find it a shame to let a type of music die.

I don’t care what kind of music it is. Rock, country, whatever. I think it’s a shame to let him die, and I’m here to start feeding him.

But more than a shame, Loretta is downright mad about it all…and after a few minutes of listening to country radio these days, who could blame her?

“Yeah. I’m going crazy about it. I’m. Because it’s ridiculous. I’m not happy at all. I think they’re completely losing it. And I think it’s a sad situation because we should never let country music die.

I think every type of music should be saved, and country is one of the biggest. It’s been around, as far as I’m concerned, longer than all that.

And she’s not lying.

But don’t get me wrong, there are a lot of great artists making good country music, real country music. You just have to know where to watch because you definitely won’t hear it on mainstream country radio. But if you ask fans of Tyler Childers, Cody Jinks, Charles Wesley Godwin and others like them… country music is alive and well.

But Loretta knows there’s still hope for the general public.

After the release of Alan Jackson’s 2021 album, Where did you go, she praised Alan for saving mainstream country music from the brink of destruction:

“Just when I thought country music was about to die out, Alan Jackson brings it back to life! What an album, he gave us.

Everyone go listen to it now. Alan, thank you honey for saving this country!

“Sweet country music, where did you go…”


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