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The collaboration between Loretta Lynn and Willie Nelson was a rare gem in the country music world, with their 2016 collaboration “Lay Me Down” standing out as a testament to their shared artistry.

The duet, which delves into the contemplation of life’s end with poignant lyrics, struck a chord with listeners for its serene acceptance of mortality.

Following Loretta Lynn’s death on October 4 at 90, Willie Nelson expressed his admiration for her exceptional gifts as an artist and individual. A poignant homage at Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry House saw Lukas Nelson and Emmy Russell, Loretta’s granddaughter, deliver a stirring version of “Lay Me Down.” This performance, aired live on CMT, moved many to tears as they paid tribute to Lynn’s memory.

The performance gained significant attention and was nominated for the CMT Performance of the Year at the 2023 CMT Music Awards, highlighting Loretta Lynn’s lasting impact.

Emmy Russell, reflecting on her grandmother’s influence, shared Lynn’s advice to live a life anchored in love for God and guided by His hand, showcasing the deep faith and lasting legacy Lynn left behind through her music and life.

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