February 24, 2007
Via The 9513, here’s a quote from Loretta Lynn about country music today:
“It’s hard for me to watch what goes on today, knowing how it started. I think what bothers me mostly is the stuff they get by with. You can hear ‘em put a record out, and it’s absolutely not what it should be. But it gets played, and as long as they get played it’s gonna keep happening. A lot of ‘em don’t have the songs. When I started, you had to have the song. It didn’t matter how good you sang it; it was the song.”
Country Universe’s first discussion question is an interesting one. Is Loretta right about country music today? Are the current hits being sold by the singer rather than the song? If true, is that a bad thing?
Talk about it, readers!