Loretta Lynn’s Granddaughter & Willie Nelson’s Son Perform Loretta & Willie’s Powerful Duet

While the friendship between country music icons Loretta Lynn and Willie Nelson spanned decades, their collaboration in the recording studio was limited to just one unforgettable duet: “Lay Me Down,” released in 2016.

With poignant lyrics like, “When they lay me down someday, my soul will rise, then fly away,” the song resonated deeply with fans, capturing the essence of peace and acceptance in the face of mortality.

Following Loretta Lynn’s passing on October 4 at the age of 90, Willie Nelson paid tribute to his dear friend, highlighting her remarkable talents as a songwriter, singer, and overall human being.

A public memorial service held in her honor at Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry house provided a platform for Willie’s son, Lukas Nelson, and Loretta’s granddaughter, Emmy Russell, to deliver a soul-stirring rendition of “Lay Me Down.” Their performance, broadcast live by CMT, evoked a wave of emotion, leaving viewers with tears of both sorrow and reverence.

The heartfelt tribute didn’t go unnoticed. Lukas and Emmy’s rendition earned a nomination for CMT Performance of the Year at the 2023 CMT Music Awards, underscoring the enduring impact of Loretta Lynn’s legacy.

Reflecting on her grandmother’s wisdom, Emmy shared a profound piece of advice from Loretta: to love God and heed His guidance. It’s a testament to Loretta’s faith and her enduring influence on those she touched through her music and her spirit.

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