Loretta Lynn

Such a talent, and her songs foreshadowed the divisions we see now between elites and people who actually have to work and do useful things. The divisions were always there, of course, but they have been exacerbated. What amazes me is that she didn’t finish middle school and yet…take a gander at these lyrics. My goodness. God just throws talent dust on some people.

And here’s another terrific one, with what I think is one of the all-time great song lyrics: “But the man I love when he picks up trash he puts it in a garbage can.”