The twin daughters of the iconic country music legend Loretta Lynn have broken their silence following their mother’s passing on October 4, 2022. Recently, the duo granted a public interview where they discuss their late mom.
Peggy Lynn and Patsy Lynn Russell appeared on the Today show, where they opened up about their cherished memories with their late mother and also shed light on the labor of love they embarked upon together to bring Lynn’s final literary work, A Song and A Prayer: 30 Devotions Inspired by My Favorite Songs to fruition.
Peggy and Patsy Lynn speak about coping with their mom’s death
“She was still writing songs. She had so many irons in the fire. No matter what, you never stop.” Loretta Lynn’s daughters honor their country music legend mother several months after her death. pic.twitter.com/3Vuh8QZMgz
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During the discussion, Hoda Kotb questioned them about how they are holding up after the death of their mom. The sisters revealed that it is quite a challenging circumstance. “We’re doing okay,” Peggy admitted. “You kind of have to go through these emotions and this journey.”
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The twins also further shared that during the last Mother’s Day celebration, they took time out to pay tribute to Loretta by baking her homemade banana pudding for the family. “And when all else failed, that’s what we could get her to eat,” Peggy confessed while Patsy added. “You know we are from a big family… you surround yourself with family on those days that are hard, that’s what gets you through it.”
Lynn’s daughters admitted that their mother was very hard-working
The twins confessed that Loretta was a very hardworking person and that they took pride in their mom’s unwavering commitment to work until the time she died. “Mom was one of those people who…was working on several different things,” Peggy admitted. “She was still writing songs, and all kinds of stuff…she just always had so many irons in the fire,” while Patsy in agreement with her sister shared that their mother held a firm belief in the power of creativity, stating that “creativity is creativity… and no matter what, you never stop.”
Peggy and Patsy also highlighted their mother’s attitude towards faith-based life and the messages of redemption and perseverance which she often incorporated into her music. “No matter what faith… people have in their lives… my mom was a strong believer,” Patsy concluded. “It gave us hope to see her again and for her to know that she’s going to see us again.”