a tribute to a country legend. The 2022 Country Music Association Awards featured a tribute to Loretta Lynn by Reba McEntire, Carrie Underwood, and Miranda Lambert.
Underwood, 39, delivered “You Ain’t Woman Enough” as part of a medley of Lynn’s songs that opened the performance. Lambert, 39, and McEntire, 67, then sang “Don’t Come Home A Drinkin'” and “You’re Looking At Country,” respectively. Lynn, who in 1972 became the first woman to win the CMA Award for Entertainer of the Year, passed away in October at the age of 90. The three finished the set with the songwriter’s 1971 song “Coal Miner’s Daughter.”
The three singers were good friends with the Kentucky native, and McEntire and Underwood worked with Lynn on her song “Still Woman Enough” from March 2021. In contrast, Lambert collaborated with Sheryl Crow and Lynn to record a version of “Coal Miner’s Daughter” in 2010.
The Crazy Ex-Girlfriend musician expressed his heartbreak over Loretta’s passing on Instagram last month. She was incredibly gracious to me and paved the way for all of the female country musicians. I appreciate all the tunes. Love you. Soar high.
On social media, Underwood also expressed her sorrow at the Grammy winner’s demise and shared a special memory of her.
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“At the Grand Ole Opry at the start of my career, I first ran into Loretta Lynn. I was having a conversation with another artist in the corner when someone came from behind and kicked me in the behind! She was laughing as she proceeded to stroll down the corridor when I turned around, wearing a large sparkling outfit, she wrote on Instagram.
This is one of my all-time favorite anecdotes to tell, the former American Idol contestant continued. It seems to capture her character very nicely. She was a grumpy little pistol. Always willing to express her opinion and be herself, she is amiable and nice. She cannot be replaced. She will be terribly missed, but those of us who have been impacted by her continue to carry on her legacy. I feel incredibly fortunate to have known such a remarkable woman and artist. We appreciate Loretta for demonstrating the proper procedure.
After hearing the news, McEntire posted a selfie with the “Fist City” singer. “I have always loved Loretta and I always will. She always treated me so nicely. She said in the caption, “I really appreciate her paving the difficult and difficult way for all of us girl musicians.
She continued by saying that Lynn brought to mind her own mother, Jacqueline McEntire, who passed away in March 2020 following a struggle with cancer.
“Now that they are both in Heaven, they can converse and share stories about how they were raised and how country music has changed since they were children. The Reba alum tweeted, “Sure makes me feel good that Mama went first so she could welcome Loretta into the hollers of heaven.