The tragic passing of Loretta Lynn early on October 4 stunned fans of country music worldwide. The country music icon passed away quietly from natural causes at her Tennessee estate, according to TMZ. Lynn worked as an astronomer. According to the New York Times, she started singing in her teens after she married her late spouse at the age of 15. Famously, Lynn spent his early years in a Kentucky coal mining community. Her rustic and underprivileged upbringing had a big influence on her music and public persona. A box office success in 1980, "Coal Miner's Daughter," which took its title from one of her singles, received a record-breaking seven Academy Award nominations.
The country music industry was permanently changed by Lynn's music. Before her time, she was a vocal feminist who even put out a song called "The Pill" in 1975. She will be remembered with sadness by fans and artists around. Country music diva Reba McEntire, who apparently had a very profound relationship with the musician, fits into both categories.
Reba McEntire seized the chance to work with Loretta Lynn when it presented itself. Lynn's final album, "Still Woman Enough," was released in April 2021. McEntire and Carrie Underwood joined Lynn on the title track. In a brief behind-the-scenes documentary about the album's creation, McEntire talked about the creative process. McEntire remarked, "I was honoured that y'all asked me to do this because I've watched the movie and I've read the books. To get to sing with Loretta Lynn, the person that I've learned too much from over, I suppose, 60 years of my life."
Lynn was approaching 90 years old at the time, but McEntire asserted that she was still a powerhouse in the recording studio. She is still a lady enough, according to McEntire. McEntire became upset toward the end of the interview, fighting back tears as she spoke about Lynn's impact on the country music industry. If I don't cry while saying it, I'd like to say that I love her, McEntire remarked. "I believe she is the most unique talent country music has ever had. That is what I truly mean."
According to the New York Times, while McEntire and others will feel the loss of such a powerful celebrity keenly, Lynn's enormous extended family will miss her the most. Four of Lynn's six children, 17 grandchildren, and countless great-grandchildren were still living when she passed away.