Transcript for Country music stars honor Loretta Lynn's legacy at CMAs
- Well, she's about as raw and real as anyone I've ever known in my life. And she always said, never let anyone tell you who you are.
- She was sassy, and unapologetic, and just really told the story of small town life. And she told the story, the eyes of being a country woman. And nobody did it then better than Loretta Lynn.
- I mean, she was such a trailblazer. I mean, she's just a legend. And I feel honored that I was able to be at a CMA award show and even say, I love you. And like, I'll never forget that, because she's just such a, I don't know, she's Loretta Lynn, right? What else is there to say?
- Loretta Lynn was a trailblazer. Everything that she's done to make country music a more inclusive space for women, that trickles down to every other group and community. So you know, I stand her. She's a favorite of mine.
- Well, I think in country music, there's always these evolution of it. And Loretta Lynn is really a part of like women being a part of country music in a major way. And so for us, being the first Black mother daughter duo, it's always great to look at the people that paved the way, because it's like she had to do the hard work to get the door open for women in the first place.
- Some of the stuff she did was just, it's iconic, you know? And I mean, she was the one that stood up for women back when nobody was, really. So what else you need to say?
- She was the man. You don't get to sing songs like "The Pill" or [INAUDIBLE]. She pushed boundaries, and she remained humble, and she remained true to country music.
- There was never a world that didn't include Loretta Lynn, as far as country music goes, and as far as my lifetime goes, and many of our lifetimes. So it's really, really heartbreaking to lose such a large piece of fabric from our country music family. But what a life and what a legacy.
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