Many country artists and industry professionals gathered together in downtown Nashville on Tuesday (August 22) to honor Loretta Lynn and the launch of her “Blue Kentucky Girl" exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame. Though Lynn was not able to attend due to health problems, Margo Price, Brandy Clark, Kacey Musgraves and Patsy Lynn Russell carried the special night along, performing a few of Lynn's songs and speaking endless kind words about her character and career.
Gorgeous Girls and Kyle ❤️💕❤️💕 Everyone was so gracious. Kacey did an outstanding job with her beautiful speech about Memaw! Brandy is just my favorite. She floored everyone with CoalMiners Daughter and little Margo Price is a spitfire down to earth girl I love-She sang Fist City! #bluekentuckygirl #lorettalynnexhibit #countrymusichalloffame @spaceykacey @thebrandyclark @missmargoprice @patsylynnrussell @peggymarchetti
According to Sounds Like Nashville, Price kicked the night off with Lynn's spunky song, “Fist City," and then opened the floor up to Music City Hall of Fame CEO Kyle Young who attested to Lynn's impact on country music. Moving forward with the night, Musgraves spoke a testimony about Lynn's character and the inspiration the icon had on her. Clark then stunned the crowd with “Coal Miner's Daughter." Lastly, Russell honored her mother with a heartfelt speech.
As quoted in Taste of Country, Russell wrapped her kind words up with, “Nothing's gonna bring her down. She's doing so well. My mom doesn't do anything without doing it a hundred percent. That's what she believes: if you don't give it a hundred percent, it's not worth doing. When she came into this business, she said you have to be first, great or different. I think my mom is kind of all of those things."
I’ve watched the movie Coal Miner’s Daughter hundreds of times. That movie was what I dreamed being a country music singer and songwriter was. So my little girl self was floored to be a small part of Loretta Lynn’s @officialcmhof exhibit opening tonight along with @missmargoprice and @spaceykacey Thank you @patsylynnrussell @taylalynnfinger and the rest of the Lynn family and THANK God for trailblazers like @lorettalynnofficial ❤️ #coalminersdaughter #countrymusichalloffame @miles_aubrey @vanessamcgowan
Country Music Hall of Fame describes
the exhibit by saying, “Examining the Coal Miner's Daughter through her music
and her rich collection of personal artifacts will provide fresh insights into
one of country music's most important artists." Lynn is quoted in the
exhibit description with extreme excitement, “I am so happy the Country Music
Hall of Fame has asked me to be one of their main exhibits in 2017… gonna show
off my 50 some odd years in country music… They best have a big space… I have
a lot of stuff! I’m so proud to share my life, and music with the Hall of Fame."
Loretta Lynn's “Blue Kentucky Girl" opens to the public tomorrow (August 25) and will be on display until August 2018.