WATCH: Lee Ann Womack and Alan Jackson Cover Iconic Loretta Lynn and Conway Twitty Duet
Country superstars Lee Ann Womack and Alan Jackson paid tribute to the legendary Loretta Lynn on Wednesday evening (Aug. 25)…
Lee Ann Womack, Alan Jackson; Photo by Getty Images for ACM
Country superstars Lee Ann Womack and Alan Jackson paid tribute to the legendary Loretta Lynn on Wednesday evening (Aug. 25) during the 2021 ACM Honors ceremony.
Lynn, who was unable to attend Wednesday’s ceremony, was honored with the ACM Poet’s Award alongside Gretchen Peters and Curly Putman.
Womack and Jackson took to the Ryman Auditorium stage to honor Lynn with a cover of “Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man,” Lynn’s iconic duet with Conway Twitty.
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Written by Jim Owen and Becki Bluefield, “Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man,” served as the the first single and title track of their album. The track held the number one spot on the Billboard country chart for an impressive 13 weeks.
Womack and Jackson flawlessly traded verses of the iconic duet, delivering a tribute fit for the country music legend.
Lynn was not in attendance, however, she did thank fans via a special audio message during the event as well as in a Tweet following the show.
“And it’s our absolute pleasure to present the ACM Poets Award to Miss Loretta Lynn,” Womack told the capacity crowd before a special message from Lynn played over the sound system.
“Hello everybody, this is Loretta Lynn, thank you ACM for giving me the Poet Award. I love you and that’s the greatest award I can get,” Lynn said in a virtual message during the ACM Honors ceremony.
— Loretta Lynn (@LorettaLynn) August 25, 2021
After the show, the “Coal Miner’s Daughter” singer expressed her appreciation for the honor on Twitter writing, “It’s such a huge honor to me to receive the Poet’s Award from @ACMawards tonight at the #ACMHonors show at the Ryman. Thank y’all so much.” The tweet was shared alongside hashtags: #StillWomanEnough #NeverRetire.
The 14th Annual ACM Honors celebrated the recipients of the Special Awards for the 56th Academy of Country Music Awards. The event was hosted by ACM Award winner Carly Pearce.
This year’s honorees include Luke Combs, Rascal Flatts, Lady A, Dan + Shay, Toby Keith, and more.
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