WATCH: Brittney Spencer Tributes Loretta Lynn During ‘Hometown Rising’ Concert

Brittney Spencer; Photo by Chris Hollo
Brittney Spencer; Photo by Chris Hollo
Brittney Spencer; Photo by Chris Hollo

Rising country star Brittney Spencer took the stage at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville this past Monday (Sept. 13), to sing a spirited cover of Loretta Lynn’s signature single, “You Ain’t Woman Enough (To Take My Man),” at Lynn’s Hometown Rising benefit concert.

Spencer shared a video of her singing the beloved track on Instagram following the show.

“This song still slaps,” she wrote. “It’s truly all the sass for me 🙌🏾 thanks for letting me sing one of your classics at your show, @lorettalynnofficial 💛💛.”

Watch Spencer’s captivating performance below. 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Originally recorded by country superstar and legend Loretta Lynn in 1966 for her studio album You Ain’t Woman Enough, the track went on to become one of the singer’s most popular songs of the country icon’s career.

While making an appearance on American Masters on PBS, Lynn shared the story behind the song, revealing she wrote it in a matter of minutes. 

“One night, at one of my live shows, me and a girlfriend were talking. She told me her husband, who was there with her, was running around on her. She was crying because when she came through the door to get in to the show, she saw the other woman was also there. I said, ‘We will fix that old gal.’”

Following the conversation, Lynn wrote the song in just 10 minutes before taking the stage. “That night I sang ‘You Ain’t Woman Enough’ and dedicated it to her. Girlfriends gotta stick together.”

Covered by the Grateful Dead, Donna Jean Godchaux, Martina McBride, June Edwards, Shirley Brown, Hayley Williams, Lisa McHugh, Tina Turner and now, Brittney Spencer, Lynn’s single has lived on through the decades. 

Spencer was joined by Keith Urban, Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood, Luke Combs, Luke Bryan, Reba McEntire, Little Big Town, BRELAND and Chris Janson in support of Lynn’s flood relief efforts. Following the devastating floods in Middle Tennessee, Lynn joined forces with United Way of Humphreys County to raise money to help her community in their time of need. All of the profits will go towards United Way of Humphreys County.

 To donate, text TNFLOODRELIEF to 44321.

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