About a month ago, the Grand Ole Opry paid tribute to the late Loretta Lynn. Loretta was a country music icon that passed away in October at the age of 90. CMT teamed up with the Opry to share a beautiful tribute that included performances by Brandi Carlile, George Strait, Alan Jackson, Keith Urban, Margo Price, and many others.
Loretta Lynn’s granddaughter Tayla Lynn and Loretta’s daughter Patsy Lynn spoke at the event. After, the family released a statement about how special it was to see Loretta honored on this wonderful night.
Loretta Lynn’s family says how special her CMT tribute at the Grand Ole Opry was
They wrote, “Our hearts are so deeply touched by the beautiful tribute held Sunday night at the Opry to honor Loretta’s life and legacy. The night perfectly captured her career and the performances were phenomenal. And the room was filled with her family, her friends, and her fans. Love filled the room and surrounded each of us.”
Another one of Loretta’s grandchildren, Emmy Russell performed “Lay Me Down” with Willie Nelson’s son Lukas Nelson. She said about her grandma, “She always stood in the corner and called me on stage. I’d sing a song—one original and one that everybody knew. It’s the first time that she’s not here to look at me with her proud eyes. It’s just special. Thank you for listening.”
Loretta’s family has also thanked fans and celebs alike who have donated to her foundation. According to Outsider, “The organization was created to establish, preserve, and promote public awareness of the historical and cultural contributions of Lynn.”