Country music icon Loretta Lynn has died at the age of 90.
In April, 2019, thousands of fans gathered in Nashville for an hours-long birthday tribute dedicated to the country music legend Loretta Lynn. It was Lynn’s first public appearance after recuperating from a stroke in 2017 and a broken hip the following year.
Lynn joined her friends and family on stage at the end of the night as they performed her signature song, “Coal Miner’s Daughter.”
Her sister, artist Crystal Gayle, encouraged Lynn to sing along into the mic, but she declined. Moments later, Lynn changed her mind.
“Let me have that damn mic,” she could be heard saying as she reached for the microphone. People cheered when she joined in and sang the song the rest of the way.
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