Loretta Lynn sadly passed away last Tuesday morning at her home in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee, at the age of 90, and at the CMT Artists of the Year special, her sisters Crystal Gayle and Peggy Sue Wright honored her with a performance of her signature song “Coal Miner’s Daughter.”
Crystal poignantly noted that, while the country music community, and the entire world, really, is mourning the loss of the icon, they’re mourning the loss of their beloved sister:
“You know, the world lost a legend. We lost a sister.
And as I look out into the audience, I see so many faces that my considered friends. And in her words, ‘Love you, honey.’
And we’re gonna try to sing a song, and I know you know the words, if you feel like singing along, go right ahead.”