Crystal Gayle and Peggy Sue Wright, belt out the words to “Coal Miner’s Daughter” at the CMT Artists of the Year 2022 in honor of their late sister.
On October 4, 2022 country music icon Loretta Lynn died at the age of 90. After decades in the spotlight, Loretta truly left a lasting legacy that will continue to live on.
“Well, I was borned a coal miner’s daughter
In a cabin, on a hill in Butcher Holler
We were poor but we had love
That’s the one thing that daddy made sure of
He shoveled coal to make a poor man’s dollar”
Loretta Lynn has been called the queen of country music. Her iconic songs have truly stood the test of time and they still resonate with fans today.
Over the years, Loretta wrote every single song that she recorded. Writing was actually more important to her than singing and the fans responded in waves.
She has been called a ‘trailblazer’ and a ‘powerful voice for women.’ Her unique style and heartfelt lyrics paved the way for other female voices, so it’s only fitting that her own sisters are singing her most famous single.
One viewer on YouTube wrote, “You can hear the pain in their voices. Loretta was a true legendary icon she was a great gift to watch over the years. Crystal and Peggy you did your sister proud.”
Another said, “This will always be Lorettas song but these two just bought a whole new level of depth to this it’s almost as if it’s a sweet lullaby being sung to their sister. The low tones and rifts just gives the chills.”
What an incredible way to honor this unforgettable woman.