A Heart-Felt Tribute To The Legendary Singer Loretta Lynn By Dolly Parton, Reba Mcentire, Margo Price & Many More
Celebrities and musicians are in sorrow over the passing of country music pioneer and “icon” Loretta Lynn.
According to a statement from her family given to USA TODAY, Lynn passed away at the age of 90 on Tuesday at her home in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee.
The biggest singles for the Country Music Hall of Famer were “Coal Miner’s Daughter,” “You Ain’t Woman Enough,” “The Pill,” and “You’re Looking at Country” in the 1960s and 1970s.
Other popular songs featured powerful women standing up to dishonest men, including The Fist, Rated X, and Don’t Come Home A-Drinkin’.
“Up till now, I’ve been an item intended for pleasin’ you,” she crooned in the 1978 ballad We’ve Come A Long Way, Baby. Now that times have changed, I also demand fulfillment.
She had 16 number-one hits and left an indelible mark on generations, despite the fact that some of her songs, such as The Pill, advocated for reproductive freedom, upsetting traditional country music radio programmers.
Heart-Felt Tribute To The Legendary Singer
Dolly Parton paid tribute to Loretta Lynn’s “great gift” after her death at the age of 90.
“So sorry to hear about my sister, friend Loretta,” the singer continued.
She was a wonderful person, I said. For the years that we have lived in Nashville, we have been like sisters.
Carole King, Carrie Underwood, Billy Ray Cyrus, and Jack White have all paid tribute to Lynn, most known for the song “Coal Miner’s Daughter.”
— Dolly Parton (@DollyParton) October 4, 2022
I saw the initial tweet on Twitter.
White, who worked with the celebrity on an album in 2004, referred to her as a “mother figure” and “the finest female singer-songwriter of the 20th century.”
She had “such a wonderful presence and such a brilliant mind in ways that I think only individuals who got to work with her might know about.” he said in an Instagram video.
Her contributions to feminism and women’s rights at a time when doing so in the music industry was particularly challenging are simply outstanding and will be remembered for a very long time.
“She broke down a lot of barriers.” for those who came after her.
Lynn’s half-sister and fellow country star Crystal Gayle simply tweeted: “The world lost a legend. We lost a sister. Love you, Loretta.”
The world lost a legend. We lost a sister.
Love you Loretta❤️🌺. @LorettaLynn pic.twitter.com/bQUEb87U4U
— Crystal Gayle (@TheCrystalGayle) October 4, 2022
“I sincerely appreciate her carving the rough and rocky road for all us girl artists,” country music performer Reba McEntire posted on Instagram.
“She paved so many paths for all of us gals in country music.” said Miranda Lambert, who agreed.
Margo Price remarked, “It’s reasonable to say that I wouldn’t even be making country music today if it weren’t for Loretta Lynn.” “Her writing was as authentic as the day was long.”
It’s safe to say I wouldn’t even be making country music today if it weren’t for Loretta Lynn. She showed me up what it looked like to be a musician and a mama. Her writing was as real as the day is long. This one hurts on another level. I’ll miss her forever. pic.twitter.com/xpQZwp4TnB
— Margo Price (@MissMargoPrice) October 4, 2022
Carrie Underwood wrote a lengthy Instagram post about her first encounter with Lynn, which happened at Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry.
“I was speaking to another artist in the corner when someone walked up behind me and struck me in the back”, she alleged.
“When I turned around, she was there, laughing as she walked down the hallway in a big glittery dress.”
“This is one of my most favourite stories to tell. I think it sums up her personality pretty well. She was a cantankerous little pistol… friendly and sweet… never afraid to be herself and speak her mind.”
“Today, my world changed and it will never be the same again. My hero @lorettalynnofficial got her wings and it’s been a day filled with tears,” she posted.
Tucker expressed her gratitude for having Lynn as a guide in the music world and said they became “best friends.”
“She brought me flowers always and I brought flowers to her,” she continued. “Time has let me share many special moments with her, I even named my horse after her, but now time has taken her from me forever!”
She signed off, “Your girl always, Tanya.
Faith Hill, a country music performer, also posted a lengthy ode to Lynn on Instagram, stating that she “will always be a national treasure.”
“As the term goes, she didn’t just “push the envelope,” but this woman herself was the envelope brimming with life experiences. a woman’s actual existence. what being a woman meant. being a mother, a wife, “Hill penned.