Ronnie Dunn Defends Blake Shelton’s New Song After It Receives Backlash

Blake Shelton debuted a new song on NBC’s New Year’s Eve broadcast but not everyone was a fan.  Some Twitter users said the song’s lyric, “Girl, your love can make a man feel rich on minimum wage,’ was insensitive during a global pandemic.

While others jumped in to defend the song.

Ronnie Dunn of Brooks and Dunn came to Blake’s defense saying that it’s a song he wishes he’d written himself.

“Now they want to attack country singers for being successful,” he says. “I slept on a mattress on the floor in a musician friend’s spare bedroom and played beer joins / dive bars for years before I ever made $100. Most country singers pay dues and go through things to become successful that no sane human being would.”

Blake hasn’t directly spoken about the backlash but he did tweet “When your fans, @RonnieDunn  and @sammyhagar  have your back it’s gonna be a good year. Bring it on 2021.”