One of the first openly outspoken women in country music, who penned the pro-birth-control song “The Pill” back in 1975, opens up on her view of the state of American politics. In and interview with Rolling Stone, Loretta Lynn talked everything from the women of modern country music, President Donald Trump, and the Women’s March in Washington, D.C.
“I think a march is fine,” shared Loretta according to Rolling Stone. “But I thought that Madonna and Ashley Judd…they got a little too far out. They should have done it with more class. For God’s sake, march if you want to, but do it with class.”
In addition to the Women’s Rights Movement, the country singer possesses the widely shared belief the nation needs to let up on Trump and get behind their newly elected leader.
“I think they ought to leave him alone and let him do his job. That’s what I think. He’s up there and he’s the president. They need to help him, not hinder him. Everybody ought to pitch in and help, do everything they can to help the man.”
The country music icon goes on to comment on her concern for young female country stars she feels don’t have the same relationships with one another that she and her former contemporaries, Patsy Cline and Tammy Wynette, had with each other. Wynette and Lynn collaborated together in the ’90s on the tragically unfinished tune “We Ain’t Done Too Bad (For a Couple of Good Ole Girls).”
“When I lost Tammy I just gave up on everything that her and I started,” said Lynn. “She was my closest girlfriend and I miss her so much.”
Music City U.S.A. will ban together in celebration of Lynn’s 85th birthday in April when the Queen of Country herself takes the stage for a two-night event at the Ryman Auditorium. In addition, a career-spanning exhibit will be placed in the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum this August.