The 56th Annual Country Music Awards took place on November 9. During the awards ceremony, the country singer miranda lamberto paid tribute to loretta lynn with Carrie Underwood and Reba McEntire. Lambert also revealed in the 2022 CMA red carpet that Lynn “made” her “feel like an old friend.”
What Miranda Lambert thought of Loretta Lynn
Lynn died on October 4, 2022 at the age of 90. Since then, country music stars have paid multiple tributes to the country icon.
While on the red carpet at the 2022 CMAs, Lambert opened up about what losing Lynn has been like to people magazine.
“I spent time with her, and you meet a lot of people in a career, but it’s one of those memories that was forever etched in my heart,” Lambert told People magazine.
The country singer continued: “She was a lovely human being and made me feel at home. It’s kind of intimidating hanging out with your hero all day, but she made me feel like an old friend.”
Miranda Lambert performed a tribute with Carrie Underwood and Reba McEntire
At the start of the 2022 CMAs, Lambert joined Underwood and McEntire onstage for a special performance.
For the tribute performance, clips of Lynn at previous CMAs were shown. Underwood then began singing Lynn’s song “You Ain’t Woman Enough (to Take My Man)”.
After Underwood, Lambert performed Lynn’s song “Don’t Come Home a-Drinkin’ (With Lovin’ on Your Mind)”. McEntire then joined the two singers and performed “You’re Lookin’ at Country.”
To conclude the performance, Lambert, Underwood and McEntire sang “Coal Miner’s Daughter” together. During the tribute, images of Lynn throughout her career were shown on a screen on stage.
In addition to his tribute to Lynn with Underwood and McEntire, Lambert also performed his hit song “Geraldene.”
Miranda Lambert has a memory of Loretta Lynn
Speaking to People magazine on the red carpet at the 2022 CMAs, Lambert revealed how he still honors his friendship with Lynn.
“I’m thankful for every time he held my hand and signed my guitar and told me about a memory and gave me advice,” Lambert shared. “I play it at home. I don’t take it on the road, sure.”
While Lambert, McEntire and Underwood are country stars in their own right, their tribute to Lynn marked the first time the three artists had performed together.
While speaking to People magazine on the red carpet, Lambert revealed that participating in live award shows is still stressful even though she’s been in the music industry for years.
“I have butterflies,” Lambert told People magazine, “but I feel so lucky. I feel lucky to be here, to be nominated, and that my peers still respect what I do, and most importantly, the fans are still with me and continue to support every record.”