In a rare occasion, the women of country joined forces in a special number to pay tribute to a true Queen of Country, Loretta Lynn. In 2011, Reba McEntire, Martina McBride, Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Nettles (of Sugarland), and mother-daughter duo The Judds performed together during the ACM Girls Night Out: Superstar Women of Country. This special number was meant to honor Loretta Lynn, a great influence and inspiration to these women of country music.
The Impeccable Performance
The night was full of incredible performances from different artists. The most notable, however, was the tribute of the women of Country to Loretta. Singing one of Loretta’s greatest hits “Coal Miner’s Daughter“, the women of Country gave one of the tastiest versions of the song.
In the production, Martina McBride opened the song with her angelic voice. The Judds, Naomi and Wynonna, followed and rocked the song with their powerful harmonies. The mother-daughter duo still has their musical chemistry despite their split in the early 90’s.
Award-winning singer Miranda Lambert then continued and passed the song to Sugarland’s Jennifer Nettles. Both ladies are indeed equally talented, with their voices exuding a country vibe. Crowd-favorite and another Queen of Country, Reba McEntire held the chorus of the tune and drew a huge applause from the audience. Without a doubt, she definitely deserved the thunderous cheers from the crowd. They then took turns singing the lines of Lynn’s autobiographical hit.
These women of Country ended the song with huge smiles. Indeed, it was a night of celebration and impeccable performance.
A Tribute to Loretta Lynn
Loretta Lynn is one true pillar of country music. She is one of the Honky Tonk Angels along with Dolly Parton and Tammy Wynette who have empowered women. In addition, she is among the great country music artists with whom many note as an inspiration. The women of Country are just one of them.
During the night, Martina McBride led the women of Country on stage:
“None of us would be doing what we do if she hadn’t done it first. It’s no wonder the first lady of country music is Loretta Lynn.”
On the other hand, in an interview, Jennifer Nettles of Sugarland expressed her glee and honor to Loretta:
“It’s a big honor, it’s so wonderful any time we can honor women in music and the contributions that they make and have made, so I think [it] is pretty special. I don’t think there has been something like this in country music before. So to be able to be a part of this is really special for me and to be able to be there and celebrate these women who I admire and who I look up to and respect for what they do and what they bring to the genre I think is really really special.”
The group performance of these women of Country of “Coal Miner’s Daughter” was a tribute to honor and recognize Loretta Lynn for what she has been and done for country music — her LEGACY as a country music star.
Watch the Women of Country slay Loretta Lynn’s hit “Coal Miner’s Daughter”:
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