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CMA Awards open with tribute to Loretta Lynn sung by Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert and Reba McEntire

CMA Awards The famous opened with a tribute to Loretta Lynn with a medley of her greatest hits.

The touching tribute began with a clip of Lynn accepting the award for CMA Entertainer of the Year in 1972, a clip showing her sense of humor while mocking her husband’s absence. This year marks 50 years since Lynn reached that coveted milestone.

Shortly after the clip, Carrie Underwood took to the stage singing “You Ain’t Woman Enough (To Take My Man)” as photos of Lynn were shown on the screen behind her. Underwood was joined on stage by Miranda Lambert, who sang “Don’t Come Home A-Drinkin'”. The two were then joined by Reba McEntire, who sang “You’re Looking at Country”.

The women came together to sing Lynn’s most famous song, “Cole Miner’s Daughter”, an autobiographical song about her life. Carly Pierce also sang “Cole Miner’s Daughter” later on in the show.

Carrie Underwood, Reba McEntire and Miranda Lambert pay tribute to Loretta Lynn.

Carrie Underwood, Reba McEntire and Miranda Lambert pay tribute to Loretta Lynn.
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CMA Awards to open with a tribute to country music legend Loretta Lynn

Lynn inspired many country music artists throughout her career, with many female artists saying they were grateful to her for breaking doors in the industry and paving the way for success in country music as well.

While on the red carpet at the CMA Awards, Elle KingJesse James Decker and Lindsey L expressed to Fox News Digital how important Lynn is to them and how much of an inspiration she was to them when they first started.

“I loved Loretta Lynn growing up, she was definitely a huge inspiration to me,” Decker said. “She’s just achieved so much and has always maintained such a strong, incredible demeanor and personality, and she’s just an icon. I’ve always loved her.”

Jesse James Decker called Loretta Lynn an inspiration.

Jesse James Decker called Loretta Lynn an inspiration.
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The king said, “Loretta Lynn was very outspoken in a time when women weren’t working or doing things, or singing songs the way she did, and I feel like it paved the way for women like me who There are wild rowdy things to say and own and remember where they come from, and shine a light on it, and honor it, and carry it with you for the rest of your life.”

She also admitted that she considers Lynn to be one of the best songwriters in the industry, “she’s written the best songs in the whole world” and “she’s sung the greatest songs in the whole world.”

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L believes that Lynn’s legacy will live on in the music industry and beyond for many years to come.

“The CMA Awards are always a time to honor artists who have truly influenced our format, like Loretta Lynn and Alan Jackson. I can’t wait to see the Loretta tribute,” El said on the red carpet. “You think of a female artist who has not only been prolific but has passed on her songwriting and her legacy to generations and generations to come. has affected. I can’t wait to see what Carrie and Miranda and the women are going to do to pay tribute to him.”

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Loretta Lynn died in October 2022 at the age of 90.

Loretta Lynn died in October 2022 at the age of 90.
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Lynn died in October at the age of 90. He died in his sleep at his home in Tennessee. He retired from the music industry in 2017 following a stroke.