“I’m gettin’ so tired of seeing videos, cowboy hats and pick-up trucks.”

So says country icon Loretta Lynn…..

In the past country legend Loretta Lynn has been unkind to modern country music….like her I think that country music is nothing more than a country rock not actual country music….

It’s no secret she’s had a lot to say about the music coming out of Nashville these days.

It’s no secret she’s had a lot to say about the music coming out of Nashville these days.

In an interview just a couple years ago, she said she thought country music was “dead.”

But as it turns out, she’s had some strong opinions on the genre for quite some time now.

She was interviewed by Charlie Rose in 1997 to promote her gospel album, All Time Gospel Favorites, where they got into some of her personal life because of the fact that her husband and manager, Doolittle, had passed away just a year prior.

They talked a little bit about the relationship between Loretta and “Doo,” as she referred to him, and she joked that there was a line about him in just about every song she wrote.

You know, I don’t know. I’m gettin’ so tired of seeing videos, cowboy hats and pick-up trucks. I’ve been in enough of them pick-up trucks.”

Loretta Lynn On Country Music Back In 1997: “I’m Gettin’ So Tired Of Seeing Cowboy Hats And Pickup Trucks”

I admit that for the most part I was not a huge fan of country in my younger days….but as I grow older the older country is very appealing at times.

To me the country of today sounds all alike…there is some alt-country that I like but for the most part I am tired of the music coming out of Nashville.

This is what Lynn had to say a couple of years ago……(my post)….

That Old Time Country Music

I Read, I Write, You Know

“lego ergo scribo”


4 thoughts on ““I’m gettin’ so tired of seeing videos, cowboy hats and pick-up trucks.”

  1. I never liked Country that much, but I could pick out some more popular Country songs that appealed to me. Like Patsy Cline’s ‘Crazy’, and Glen Cambell’s ‘Wichita Lineman’.
    Best wishes, Pete.

  2. I can’t stand country anymore (last time I really liked it, Garth Brooks was big, then after Shania Twain got big I stopped listening with intent… yeah, showing my age here). The story songs from decades ago are pretty timeless and interesting (back when lyrics meant something…most of the time). Some of the fun stuff, too.

    But I get tired of the same old stuff that comes out. There’s a reason there are so many jokes about country music (I’ve lost count the number of times I’ve heard that if you sing a country song backwards, the man gets his girl, his dog, and his pickup truck back). Hell, even the musical choices are recycled to death.

    I remember stumbling on the mashup of country songs. I found out by watching a Rick Beato vid about overused chords in music and that’s how I found the Sir Mashalot video of the 6 songs. It’s bizarre how these songs sound so danged similar (and reportedly, by Beato and other sources) some execs in Nashville were pretty embarrassed when the vid came out and went viral.

    I am trying to get back into learning and playing music (trying to find a new job and schedule, too), so this makes me laugh and makes me very depressed all at the same time. Ugh.
    The mashup (if you haven’t seen it): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FY8SwIvxj8o

    1. The great drummer Buddy Rich was said to have uttered these words before he died….a nurse entered his room and asked if anything was making him uncomfortable and he answered “yes…country music” and as the story goes he died.

      Thanx for the link…..Be well chuq

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