Carly Pearce Honors Loretta Lynn With New Tribute Song At Grand Ole Opry

By Regina Star

March 22, 2021

Carly Pearce paid homage to Loretta Lynn at Grand Ole Opry this weekend.

During Saturday’s showcase (March 20), the 30-year-old songbird treated her crowd to a special performance of an unreleased song titled “Dear Miss Loretta,” a tribute song dedicated to the legendary country star. Pearce, who wrote the song with Shane McAnally and Brandy Clark, shared a clip from the emotional performance on Instagram.

In the seconds-long video, Pearce sings the lyrics: “Dear Miss Loretta, we both grew up too fast / and I wish you could tell me / how you made it last / I ain’t a coalminer's daughter / but I’ve sung it all my life / I ain’t been a widow but I’ve been an ex-wife / and I hear your truth and I feel your pain / now I know why you’ve sang that way / Yeah, I know why you sing that way.”

Taking to Instagram following the performance, Pearce also shared a heartfelt message for the 88-year-old icon.

“My grandma introduced to me to her music when I was a little girl, and made sure I understood that if I was going to sing country music being from Kentucky— I had to know the importance of Miss @lorettalynnofficial,” the “Next Girl” musician captioned the video. “I’ve always loved her, but it wasn’t until the last year that I really FELT what she’s sang about all these years— and just how much we really do have in common. … Thank you Loretta, for making me feel like it’s okay to write my truth and be unashamed.. just like you. 🤍 #dearmissloretta #opry.”

Elsewhere during her set, Pearce also delivered “29,” “Next Girl,” and “I Hope You’re Happy Now,” all tracks from her new album, 29.

Photo: YouTube

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