Martina McBride, Darius Rucker, George Strait, Dolly Parton, Loretta Lynn; Photos Courtesy of Instagram
Martina McBride, Darius Rucker, George Strait, Dolly Parton, Loretta Lynn; Photos Courtesy of Instagram

Country Stars Remember Country Music Icon Loretta Lynn With Heartfelt Tributes & Personal Memories

The country music community is mourning the loss of beloved Country Music Hall of Famer and Grand Ole Opry member, Loretta Lynn, who passed away on October 4 at the age of 90.

As the news of Lynn’s passing spread, artists such as Martina McBride, Carly Pearce, Blake Shelton, Tim McGraw, Miranda Lambert, George Strait, Carrie Underwood, Reba McEntire, Dolly Parton, Randy Houser, Trace Adkins, Darius Rucker, LeAnn Rimes, Kacey Musgraves, Kid Rock and dozens more took to social media to share their memories and sentiments for the four-time GRAMMY Award winner.

“So sorry to hear about my sister, friend Loretta,” Dolly Parton wrote. ”We’ve been like sisters all the years we’ve been in Nashville and she was a wonderful human being, wonderful talent, had millions of fans and I’m one of them. I miss her dearly as we all will. May she rest in peace.”

“I always did and I always will love Loretta. She was always so nice to me. I sure appreciate her paving the rough and rocky road for all us girl singers,” Reba McEntire shared, while Kid Rock wrote, “RIP Miss Loretta. I find it very difficult to put your beautiful soul, talent and friendship into words right now… so I will use the ones you said to me and so many others, so many times… ’I love you honey.’”

“The world lost a legend. We lost a sister. Love you Loretta, ❤️” Crystal Gayle wrote. 

“We’re sure going to miss @lorettalynnofficial. What an amazing woman and so unbelievably talented. Very thankful she shared that with all of us fans. God bless all of the family. Rest in Peace Loretta. See you down the road,” George Strait said, remembering Lynn.

See all the heartfelt tribute messages country stars have shared below.

 

 

Country music icon and Grand Ole Opry member, Loretta Lynn died at the age of 90 years old at her home in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee in the early morning hours of Tuesday, October 4. Hours after Lynn’s passing, her family shared the following statement.

“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 Lynn family said.

Lynn, who was born on April 14, 1932, in Butcher Hollow, Kentucky, is known as the Queen of Country Music after forging a path as a singer, songwriter, and entertainer while balancing her role as a wife and mother.

Over the course of her iconic 60-year career, Lynn earned a staggering 51 Top 10 hits and 16 No.1 hits to her name, including “Coal Miner’s Daughter,” “Fist City” and “Don’t Come Home A’ Drinkin’ (With Lovin’ on Your Mind).” She has also sold over 45 million albums worldwide.

Lynn has also garnered every accolade available in music from GRAMMY awards to induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame. She has won four GRAMMY awards, seven American Music Awards and eight Country Music Association awards. She was the first woman to ever win the Country Music Association and Academy of Country Music Awards for Entertainer of the Year.

She was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1988, the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame in 2008, and was awarded the Kennedy Center Honors in 2003 and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2013.

Lynn’s death comes just days after she celebrated her 60th anniversary as a member of the Grand Ole Opry. She joined the Grand Ole Opry in 1962.

Lynn was predeceased by her husband of 48 years Oliver Vanetta “Doolittle” Lynn, her daughter Betty Sue Lynn and son Jack Benny Lynn.

The legendary country singer is survived by her daughters Patsy Lynn Russell, Peggy Lynn, Clara (Cissie) Marie Lynn and her son Ernest Ray Lynn as well as grandchildren Lori Lynn Smith, Ethan Lyell, Elizabeth Braun, Tayla Lynn, Jack Lynn, Ernest Ray Lynn Jr., Katherine Condya, Alexandria Lynn, Jasyntha Connelly, Megan Horkins, Anthony Brutto, Jason Lynn, Wesley Lynn, Levi Lynn, Emmy Rose Russell, David Russell, Lucca Marchetti and step grandchildren David Greer, Jennafer Russell, Melody Russell and Natalie Rapp, and her great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers the family asks for donations to be made to the Loretta Lynn Foundation. Information about a memorial service/celebration of life will be made available at a later date. For more information, visit LorettaLynn.com.

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