Loretta Lynn and Kid Rock Spark Conversation With Impromptu ‘Wedding’

“Sorry girls, he’s taken now,” Lynn wrote.


Lauren Jo Black

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August 31, 2020

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Loretta Lynn, Kid Rock

Did Loretta Lynn and Kid Rock get married over the weekend? Not really.

Lynn, 88, stirred up quite the buzz on social media on Sunday when she shared that she and Kid Rock, 49, “had some fun” with an impromptu wedding. In her social media post, which has thousands of likes and comments, the iconic entertainer revealed that her son and daughter-in-law renewed their vows and that she and Kid Rock took advantage of the opportunity to do something they’ve always joked around about.

“What a weekend! My Ernie & Crystal renewed their vows this weekend. It was beautiful and everything it should be. Marriage isn’t always easy–heck it’s not even always pretty, but love holds you together and you push through the bad days to enjoy the good ones. I’m so proud of them and wish them years of happiness,” she began. “Things got crazy then–my boy @kidrock was there and we’ve always teased about getting ourselves married. Well, the preacher was already there so we had some fun with it. Sorry girls, he’s taken now!”

She tagged her post with the hashtags: #gottahavesomefun #88andfeelinggreat #laugh #tabloidfodder #cougar.

It was clearly a joke, but it sure got fans talking!

Lynn’s granddaughter, Tayla, also recalled the memorable moment on Instagram, explaining that Lynn and Kid Rock played along when the preacher told them he was ready to do their vows.

“Memaw and Kid both become giddy. Like school kids. They were so caught off guard but both so happy,” she said.

Loretta Lynn and Kid Rock have been close friends for years. According to Tayla’s post, “they adore each other” and often joke about “getting married and saying to heck with the rest of em.”

Update: Loretta Lynn issued a statement confirming that their “wedding” was in fact a “joke.”

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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.