Other artists remember country music legend Loretta Lynn


Country Music Hall of Fame and member of the Grand Ole Opry Loretta Lynn died at the age of 90. She passed away peacefully in her sleep early in the morning of Tuesday, October 4, at her home in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee.

Throughout her 60-year career, Lynn has reached the highest level of success with over 50 top 10 hits, including “Fist City”, “You Ain’t Woman Enough”, “You’re Lookin’ At Country”, “Don’t Come Home A Drinking”, “Coal Miner’s Daughter”, and more. Lynn has also recorded legendary duets with the Wilburne Brothers, Ernest Tubb and Conway Twitty.

The famed Butcher Hollow, Ky. native has amassed a staggering 51 top-10 hits, won every accolade available in music, from GRAMMYs to induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame, and shattered the barriers for women around the world with songs like “Don’t Come Home a Drinkin’ (With Lovin’ on Your Mind)”, “Fist City” and “Coal Miner’s Daughter”.

Through the Oscar-winning 1980 film Coal Miner’s Daughter starring Sissy Spacek, Lynn’s story and songs were brought to an even wider audience, amplifying her impact on multiple generations of songwriters and artists across diverse genres, including Jack White, with whom Lynn made the GRAMMY-winning 2004 album Van Lear Rose.

Throughout her 80s, Loretta continued to write new songs and, in 2016, returned to the charts with the GRAMMY-nominated Full Circle, the first in a series of critically acclaimed albums produced by her daughter, Patsy Lynn Russell, and John Carter Cash at Cash Cabin Studio in Hendersonville, Tennessee. She followed that up with the seasonal classic White Christmas Blue (2016) and the 2018 GRAMMY nominee, Wouldn’t It Be Great, a combination of newly written songs and new renditions from her catalog. In 2021, the American music icon released Still Woman Enough, a celebration of women in country music; her 50th studio album (not counting her ten duet collaborations with Conway Twitty), Still Woman Enough featured a title track co-written with Patsy Lynn Russell and a deeply moving “Coal Miner’s Daughter Recitation”, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the release of Lynn’s signature song (October 5, 1970) and album (January 4, 1971).

Other artists and colleagues remember Loretta Lynn…

“Britain has lost its long reigning Queen…now we have lost ours…Rest Easy Miss Loretta…we all loved you…so much…until day. – Joe Bonsall / The Oak Ridge Boys

“The world has lost an icon and a friend. His music will live forever. We love you Loretta and we miss you already. My prayers to his family, friends and fans. – Johnny Lee

“Loretta Lynn was a sweet, kind and genuine woman whom George and I loved. George toured with her for many years. I will miss her very much.” – Nancy Jones

“I was so sorry to hear of Loretta’s passing. We’ve done so many great shows together. She’s just one of my favorite people in the world and I’m going to miss her so much. Everyone else will too. ” – David Frizzel

“Today, country music has lost one of its icons. The coal miner’s daughter, Loretta Lynn, was one of the most graceful women I have ever met in my life. In addition to being an amazing country music artist she was a real southern woman I only met her once in May 1997 but she made me feel like I had known her my whole life “Like she’s my favorite aunt I haven’t seen in a long time. Country music now has a void that probably won’t be filled for a while if ever. Rest in peace, Miss Loretta.” Heath Wright / RICOCHET

“Country music changed forever when God gave us Loretta Lynn. Now, it will never be the same again with his passing. She left a mark like no other! Loretta, you are loved and we miss you terribly already. – Dallas Wayne

“Sweet Miss Loretta has crossed the Jordan. I first met her in 1977 and have been friends ever since. Sheila and I will be greatly missed. I will always treasure his recording of my song “Wine Into Water”. Please pray for his family at this sad time. May God bless you and rest in blessed peace. – T. Graham Brown

“It was a heartbreaking moment. I’ve only met her a few times, but she’s always been a big part of my life since I was a kid. I listened to her music. My mom and dad used to play it all the time. time. You know they won’t live forever, but when they leave, it always catches you off guard. She will always be there in mind and soul. – Marc Chesnutt

“Oh so sad to hear of Loretta Lynn’s passing. I’ve listened to her music all my life, sung her songs, and been thrilled to work with her at the same shows a few times. One, in particular was in 1985 with Jim Ed Brown and Loretta We started signing autographs in front of the stage the crowd started rushing to the stage and security quickly hoisted me, Loretta and Jim Ed to safety I had never experienced anything like this. I realized that a potentially dangerous situation was only due to the public’s love for music and artists. She was loved for her true honest and down to earth personality. down to earth; plus her incredible voice and songs. She will be sorely missed, but her music will live on forever. Rest in peace Loretta.” – Rhonda Vincent

“It’s another very sad day as I hear the news that my dear friend Loretta Lynn has passed away. I have always enjoyed touring and performing with her over the years. She was and always will be the one of the most powerful forces that helped propel country music around the world. Gone but will never be forgotten. RIP my friend. – T.G. Sheppard

“I will always remember when Loretta Lynn and I shared a dressing room in California at Knott’s Berry Farm for the ACM – Academy of Country Music show – we talked about shoe shopping! It was so much fun – Good memories of a great lady! May she rest in peace!” – Janie Fricke

“Having shared a dressing room with Loretta, I can tell you she was really, really a homemaker. She will be missed.” – Lacy J. Dalton

“Country music is a revolutionary power, someone who paved the way for women in all genres of music.” – Ian Flanigan

“I am sad and heartbroken to learn that Loretta Lynn, another of my musical heroines, has left for home. I will be forever grateful for the memories I was able to make with her. My deepest sympathy to his precious family, friends and fans.” – Kelly Lang

“My heart is in pieces this morning when I hear the news of Loretta Lynn’s passing. Loretta, you are and have been the greatest inspiration to me in my entire life. You were the very first person I started to sing, the one who gave me hope and passion to enter the music industry. Praying for your family and friends at this time. Rest easy, honky tonk girl” – Makenzie Phipps

“Every loss in our music industry hurts, but there are also those losses that hit you squarely in the eye. For me, Loretta Lynn is one of those losses – I guess almost every country music fan felt the same when he or she heard of Loretta’s passing. We should have been prepared for this moment, but it was like taking a punch. At the age of 90, she was part of the gang of our music. We all grew up with a Loretta Lynn song in our hearts. One of my proudest moments at the Grand Ole Opry was performing for Loretta Lynn. There are stars and there are icons. Loretta Lynn was an icon. My prayers go out to her family, friends and fans. Today my heart breaks for all of us. – Tim Atwood

“As a proud Kentuckian, today is a very sad day in our bluegrass state. Prayers to the family of the queen of country music, Mrs. Loretta Lynn. What an incredible career and legacy she left behind. . So many iconic songs and a life every small town kid dreamed of. My prayers are with the family right now. Long live the coal miner’s daughter. I will continue to cherish her signature on my guitar. I love you too, Loretta.- JD Shelburne

“Today is truly one of the saddest days in country music history. Loretta Lynn was truly the queen of country music and loved by so many. We all love her and she will be sorely missed. .Rest in peace, sweet lady. A true legend and icon of our time.” – Shane Owen

“I never thought the day would come when we would lose one of the greatest voices in American music. Loretta Lynn was such a powerhouse and the epitome of the real deal. Her impact on being yourself herself and believing in her abilities has helped shape my career beyond measure. RIP Coal Miner’s Daughter. Kody Norris / The Kody Norris Show


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