Published Jan 31, 2020It's official: country music is dead — or at least that's according to Loretta Lynn.
The legendary classic country singer made the declaration while on Martina McBride's Vocal Point podcast and, as expected, ruffled a lot of feathers in the process.
"I think it's dead," Lynn said of country during the podcast, which was uploaded Thursday (January 30). "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."
If that wasn't enough, Lynn called country music "a sad situation."
Following some very swift and fiery backlash, Lynn took to her Facebook to try to clarify things a bit.
I love country music and I'm so proud of the rich heritage of our kind of music. Real country tells our stories, comes from our hearts, and gets us through life. My main point to Martina is that there's such a hard push to crossover and change it up, and do something new that we can lose what country music really is all about. I like it country — pure, simple, and real! I am so proud of all the artists out there, especially the younger ones, who know what I mean and are still keeping it country. When you love something you can't just stand by quietly if you think it's in danger.
You can see her full post below, as well as listen to the podcast here.