Loretta Lynn honored at Pre-Grammy event

Loretta Lynn has postponed her latest album, as well as 2017 concert dates.
Photo: David McClister
Saturday night, country music legend, Loretta Lynn was honored by the Americana Music Association as a salute to her living legend status.  Quite a few artists were on hand to sing in tribute to Loretta Lynn at the Troubadour in Los Angeles.
About two dozen music artists of multiple genres were a part of the two hour salute to Loretta Lynn.  Loretta Lynn opted to not travel 2,000 bus trip from her home in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee, and she doesn’t like to fly.  Instead, she wrote a letter that Brandy Clark read, thanking everyone for the tribute.  Two special people were on hand that are close to Loretta Lynn – her daughter Patsy Lynn Russell and granddaughter Emmy Rose.  
Here’s the setlist:
“Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man” — the O’Connor Band
“You Wanna Give Me a Lift” — Sierra Hull
“Silver Threads and Golden Needles” — Leslie Stevens
“Don’t Come Home A-Drinkin’ (With Lovin’ On Your Mind)” — Shannon McNally
“The Home You’re Tearing Down” — ZZ Ward
“In the Pines” — Fantastic Negrito
“Fist City” — Wheeler Walker Jr.
“Hello Darlin’” — Kesha
“I Wanna Be Free” — Jack Ingram
“After the Fire is Gone” — Ingram and McNally
“Woman of the World (Leave My World Alone)” — Lori McKenna with McNally
“You’re the Reason Our Kids Are Ugly” — McKenna and Robbie Fulks
“The Pill” — Fulks
“Whispering Sea” — Joe Henry
“Everything It Takes” — Patsy Lynn Russell with John Carter Cash
“Memaw’s Guitar” — Emmy Rose
“Lay Me Down” — Emmy Rose and Hank Compton
“You Ain’t Woman Enough (To Take My Man)” — Brandy Clark
“Coal Miner’s Daughter” — Brandy Clark
“Will the Circle Be Unbroken” — cast

Jessica Blankenship

Jessica Blankenship is the owner and founder of Kentucky Country Music website. The Berea College graduate has been a music journalist and historian for over 20 years. She enjoys providing concert photography, reviews, historical articles, red carpet event coverage, and exclusive interviews of your favorite musicians.  Jessica is proud to be a Kentucky Colonel and alumni of the FFA and 4-H Clubs. In 2018, she was named one of Laurel County's Ten Under 40 Award Recipients.  In 2019, she was a member of the Inaugural class of BRIGHT Kentucky as part of Leadership Kentucky.  She has been featured on the Kentucky Music Preview podcast, Hollercast podcast, Overtones radio show, WFKY Nashville News Roundup, KET, and more.  Beyond music, she enjoys traveling, helping her community, collecting gnomes, and Volkswagens.

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