Dolly Parton has paid tribute to the” awful genius” Loretta Lynn, following the country music star’s death at the age of 90.
” So sorry to hear about my sister, friend Loretta,” said the Singer.
” We have been like sisters all the years we have been in Nashville and she was a awful human being.”
Carole King, Carrie Underwood, Billy Ray Cyrus and Jack White have also paid tribute to Lynn, who was best known for the song Coal Miner’s Daughter.
White, who recorded an anthology with the star in 2004, called her both a” mama figure” and” the top feminine vocalist- tunesmith of the 20th century”.
She was such an fantastic presence and such a brilliant genius in ways that I allow
only people who got to work with her might know about,” he said in an Instagram video.
” What she did for feminism, women’s rights in a time period, in a type of music that was the hardest to do it in, is just outstanding and will live on for a long time.
” She broke down a lot of walls for people that came after her.”
The country star died on Tuesday at her home in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee, her family said in a statement.
She made her stardom on music that addressed the struggles of women, at a time when country music constantly marginalised their voices. Her songs were full of rustic pride, determination and autobiographical details from her own, frequently rocky, marriage.
Her signature song, Coal Miner’s Daughter, validated her humble starts in a one- room log cabin in Butcher Hollow, Kentucky, where she was the second of eight siblings.
Other Successes, including The Fist, Rated X and Do not Come HomeA-Drinkin’, were expressions of feminine resolution and standing up to faithless men.
” Up to now I have been an object made for pleasin’ you,” she sang on 1978’s We have Come A Long Way, Baby.” Times have changed and I am demanding satisfaction too.”
Some of her songs, in particular The tablet, which celebrated reproductive freedom, upset the conservative programmers of country music radio, but she still scored 16 number one hits, and impressed generations.
” I sure appreciate her paving the rough and rocky road for all us girl vocalists,” said country star Reba McEntire on Instagram.
” She blazed so multiple trails for all of us girls in country music,” agreed Miranda Lambert.
” It’s safe to say I wouldn’t yea be making country music present if it were not for Loretta Lynn,” added Margo Price.” Her document was as real as the day was long.”
Underwood participated the story of her first hassle with Lynn, at Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry, in a lengthy Instagram post.
” I was driveling in the corner with another artist and someone walked behind me and smacked me on the after end!” she recalled.
” I turned around and there she was, in a big sparkly dress, laughing as she continued to walk down the hall at what she had just done.
” This is one of my most favourite stories to tell. I allow
it sums up her personality something well. She was a dyspeptic little dynamo friendly and sweet none shocked to be herself and speak her mind.”
Underwood added” She’s irreplaceable. She’ll be incredibly missed but her heritage lives on in those of us whom she has impressed.”
Carole King called Lynn an” alleviation” whilek.d. lang described her as” joyful, fierce, one of a kind”.
Billy Ray Cyrus said that” one of my topmost honours” came when Lynn agreed to duet with him and George Jones on the song Country Music Has The Blues.
” She handed me this awful gift on that day,” he added, alongside a pic of a autographed clone of Lynn’s anthology Van Lear Rose.
Lynn’s half- sister and fellow country star Crystal Gayle simply tweeted” The world lost a legend. We lost a sister. Love you, Loretta.
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