Kacey Musgraves To Honor The Late Loretta Lynn During GRAMMYs In Memoriam Segment

Musgraves will perform “Coal Miner’s Daughter.”


Lauren Jo Black

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February 2, 2023


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Kacey Musgraves; Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Citi, Loretta Lynn; Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images

The 65th Annual GRAMMY Awards will honor the late Loretta Lynn, Fleetwood Mac’s Christine McVie, and Migos’ Takeoff with an In Memoriam segment during Music’s Biggest Night.

The Recording Academy announced that the expanded In Memoriam segment will feature tribute performances from Kacey Musgraves, Sheryl Crow, Mick Fleetwood, Bonnie Raitt, Maverick City Music, and Quavo.

Musgraves, a six-time GRAMMY winner, will take the stage to perform Lynn’s iconic hit, “Coal Miner’s Daughter.” 

She shared her excitement over the tribute performance on Twitter, writing See y’all on the Grammys…” alongside two black-and-white photos of what appears to be her playing Lynn’s personal guitar. 

Musgraves is a longtime supporter of Loretta Lynn and her music. In 2014, the pair famously joined forces to perform “You’re Lookin’ At Country” during the 48th Annual CMA Awards.   

Later, in 2019, The Texas native helped the country music icon celebrate her 87th birthday during a star-studded event in Nashville. During the show at Bridgestone Arena, Musgraves performed Lynn’s “You Ain’t Woman Enough (To Take My Man).” 

Loretta Lynn is a three-time GRAMMY winner. She passed away on October 4, 2022, at her Tennessee home at the age of 90. 

Loretta Lynn; Photo Courtesy Grand Ole Opry
Loretta Lynn; Photo Courtesy Grand Ole Opry

Crow, Fleetwood and Raitt will honor the late Christine McVie with a performance of her hit, “Songbird,” a tune that McVie wrote for her solo career that was later recorded by Fleetwood Mac on their 1977 album, Rumours.

“Teaming up with the two legends @bonnieraittofficial and @sherylcrow to pay tribute to our song bird @christinemcvieofficial at this year’s @recordingacademy #Grammys,” Fleetwood wrote on social media.

McVie, the co-lead vocalist and keyboardist of Fleetwood Mac, passed away “peacefully following a short illness” at the age of 79 years old on November 30. 

Maverick City Music and Quavo will pay tribute to the late Migos’ rapper Takeoff for a special performance of “Without You,” a song that Quavo wrote after his nephew and bandmate was shot and killed in November of 2022. 

Takeoff died due to a gunshot wound at the age of 28 years old on Tuesday, Nov. 1, after a violent altercation at a bowling alley in Houston, Texas. 

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The 65th Annual GRAMMY Awards will also feature performances by Harry Styles, Bad Bunny, Mary J. Blige, Brandi Carlile, Luke Combs, Steve Lacy, Lizzo, Kim Petras, and Sam Smith.

The GRAMMYs will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of hip hop with performances by Big Boi, Busta Rhymes with Spliff Star, De La Soul, DJ Drama, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Missy Elliott, Future, GloRilla, Grandmaster Flash, Grandmaster Mele Mel & Scorpio/Ethiopian King, Ice-T, Lil Baby, Lil Wayne, The Lox, Method Man, Nelly, Public Enemy, Queen Latifah, Rahiem, Rakim, RUN-DMC, Salt-N-Pepa and Spinderella, Scarface, Swizz Beatz, and Too $hort. LL COOL J will be on hand to introduce the segment and give a dedication to hip hop.

The show will also include a star-studded list of presenters, including Shania Twain, Cardi B, First Lady Jill Biden, James Corden, Billy Crystal, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, Olivia Rodrigo, and Viola Davis. 

Hosted by Trevor Noah, the 2023 GRAMMY Awards will broadcast live on Sunday, February 5 at 8/7c on CBS. The coveted awards ceremony will also stream live and on demand via Paramount+. 

Prior to the awards show broadcast, The Recording Academy will reveal select winners during the pre-show telecast from Microsoft Theater that will stream live at 3:30/2:30c via live.GRAMMY.com.

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.