Chris Thile to announce shock retirement from music?

Mandolin virtuoso created a stir on Friday when rumors have surfaced that his career was over.

Sad news for Thile fans. Speculation had been rife that Mandolin virtuoso will announce his retirement from music, at age 39, with immediate effect.

UPDATE 04/07/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Being a musician isn't fun anymore

“As we get older, there are phases of life that we enter into, and being a musician-singer-songwriter just isn't fun anymore,” he might have said, says a source who remained anonymous. Other reports hinted that he may branch out into other creative fields he is better at (and more interested in), though they didn't provide any details.


For a little while on Friday evening, #ThankYouChris was a trending hashtag on Twitter. As many fans reminisce and look back on all the unforgettable memories, some may wonder what about now made him make the decision.

“You’ve accomplished everything I ever dreamed of #ThankYouChris.”
— @DesireePlum, 3 Jul 2020
“I thought Chris Thile retired about 5 years ago?!?”
— @millythom, 3 Jul 2020

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