Country music community reacts to death of legend Loretta Lynn
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WSMV) – Loretta Lynn, the Kentucky coal miner’s daughter and a pillar of country music, died Tuesday morning. She was 90 years old.
“Our precious mom, Loretta Lynn, passed away peacefully this morning, October 4th, in her sleep at home at her beloved ranch in Hurricane Mills,” her family wrote in a statement.
Lynn’s family asked for privacy as they grieve her loss and remember the good times.
Below are reactions from her country music family. More responses will be added throughout the day.
A statement from the family of Loretta Lynn.— Loretta Lynn (@LorettaLynn) October 4, 2022
"Our precious mom, Loretta Lynn, passed away peacefully this morning, October 4th, in her sleep at home at her beloved ranch in Hurricane Mills.” The family of Loretta Lynn.
We are heartbroken to learn about the passing of @LorettaLynn, the Coal Miner's Daughter. She inspired generations of female musicians & has forever left a mark on Country Music's history. Our deepest sympathy goes out to her family & loved ones during this difficult time. pic.twitter.com/E1Eg3CS1XB— CMA Country Music (@CountryMusic) October 4, 2022
Mom and I are saddened to hear about the loss of a true legend, @LorettaLynn. When dad passed, she said Country would never be the same without dad. It will definitely not be the same without the coal miner’s daughter. Rest in peace. - CD, Jr.& Hazel Daniels pic.twitter.com/ZZNHKbw3oU— Charlie Daniels (@CharlieDaniels) October 4, 2022
The first time I met Loretta Lynn was at the Grand Ole Opry at beginning of my career. I was chatting in the corner with another artist and someone walked behind me and smacked me on the rear end! I turned around and there she was…in a big sparkly dress.. https://t.co/LG40fLLSiG pic.twitter.com/BGfL0SVwEo— Carrie Underwood (@carrieunderwood) October 4, 2022
You were a pioneer who, not only blazed the trail, but shined the light behind you so that the rest of us gals could find our way. You did it with grace, humor, kindness, and unparalleled talent. Getting to know you was one of the true honors of not just my career, but my life. pic.twitter.com/JFdPPpOCgo— Terri Clark (@TerriClarkMusic) October 4, 2022
It’s another very sad day as I hear the news of my dear friend Loretta Lynn passing. I always loved doing concerts with her through the years. She will always be one of the strongest forces that helped propel country music worldwide. Gone but never forgotten.￼— TG Sheppard (@TGSheppardmusic) October 4, 2022
R.I.P. my friend. pic.twitter.com/mN16Sqb4Ba
Loretta. 💔— K A C E Y (@KaceyMusgraves) October 4, 2022
I’ve always said Loretta Lynn is the GOAT female artist of ALL music.. She lived it, wrote it and sang about it. My heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with her family…I know heaven will be celebrating Miss Loretta’s homecoming. pic.twitter.com/s0YPwmUkx5— Rodney Atkins (@RodneyAtkins) October 4, 2022
Listening to nothing but Loretta Lynn for the rest of the week. RIP to an absolute icon in country music. Damn.— Parker McCollum (@ParkerMcCollum) October 4, 2022
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
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