Jack White, Dolly Parton, Tanya Tucker & More Honor Loretta Lynn
Read dozens of tributes shared in response to the death of the country music legend.
Country music legend Loretta Lynn died yesterday at the age of 90. Lynn was an undeniable force whose groundbreaking career established her among the most revered performers in Nashville and beyond.
The music Lynn made touched the lives of countless fans and fellow musicians who saw her as an iconoclast, a (reluctant) voice for feminism, a fearless champion of her beliefs and simply as an incredibly talented singer and songwriter. Her songs such as “Coal Miner’s Daughter,” “The Pill,” “Rated “X”” and “You Ain’t Woman Enough (To Take My Man)” touched on real emotions experienced by real people – particularly women – presenting a new perspective on issues still pertinent today.
She is also one of the most awarded musicians of all time. Loretta has been inducted into more music Halls of Fame than any female recording artist, including The Country Music Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame, and was the first woman to be named the Country Music Association’s Entertainer of the Year in 1972. Lynn received Kennedy Center Honors in 2003 and a Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2013. In 2015, she was named recipient of Billboard’s inaugural Women in Music “Legend” Award. With 18 nominations spread out over every single decade for the last six decades, Lynn has won four Grammy Awards, including a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2010, and her most recent in 2019. She has sold more than 45 million records worldwide.
In response to the news of Loretta Lynn’s passing, many of the musicians she influenced and worked with shared tributes to the country music icon. Jack White, Dolly Parton, Tanya Tucker, Wynonna Judd, Margo Price, Brandi Carlile, Allison Russell, Carrie Underwood, Shania Twain and Sheryl Crow are just a few of the many who posted in honor of Lynn. Scroll down to read those and many other remembrances from around the music world: