Carrie Underwood shared her tribute to Loretta Lynn. She talked about the special relationship she had with the country legend. Carrie is just one of the many country artists who paid tribute to the icon on Tuesday, October 4.
Loretta’s family confirmed that she passed away at her home in Hurricane Hills, Tennessee at the age of 90. She was a trailblazer and inspiration to many female country artists.
Loretta was one of the first in her class to sing songs about heartbreak and the struggle that life brings. Read on to see Carrie’s tribute and to learn more about their connection.
Carrie Underwood’s tribute to Loretta Lynn
Carrie Underwood shared a beautiful image of Loretta Lynn. The image showed the late country singer decked out in a red dress that featured white embellishments and fringe. She also wore white cowgirl boots. The singer leaned against a pillar as she stood inside a church.
Loretta held onto her guitar as she appeared to be in deep thought. If you look at the tweet below, you can see a trickle of light flooding through the church door behind her. Loretta stood in between the church pews. It was the perfect image to pay tribute to the legendary coal miner’s daughter.
In her lengthy Instagram caption, Carrie Underwood opened up about her relationship with the singer. She recalled a story about when they first met. Carrie was just starting out in her music career as she just won American Idol. She was set to become a big country star herself.
“The first time I met Loretta Lynn was at the Grand Ole Opry at the beginning of my career,” Carrie Underwood wrote. “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…”
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
The “Ghost Story” singer could still hear Loretta’s laugh in her head. She praised the legend for never being afraid to be herself and share how she really feels. Throughout her career, Carrie Underwood had many “special moments” with Loretta. She is “truly grateful to have known such an amazing woman and artist.”
Fans pay tribute as well
Many of Carrie Underwood’s own fans paid tribute to the icon in the comment section. At the time of this writing, her Instagram post amassed over 80,000 likes. Nutritionist Clara Clark wrote: “Love this tribute to such an incredible woman! She really paved the way! Bless her soul.”
Hairstylist Lorenzo Martin commented on using the prayer hands, angel, and crown emojis. Some fans thanked Carrie Underwood for sharing her story. Others shared their story of how Loretta’s music made an impact on their life. One fan noted that there are “not many living legends left.”
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