Country music icon Loretta Lynn died at age 90 on October 4, 2022. She was the first woman to win Entertainer of the Year awards from both the CMA & ACM, won three Grammy Awards, and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama in 2013. She had been a member of the Grand Ole Opry since 1962. She recorded 54 studio albums over her 60+ year career.

The day after her passing, several stars of country music joined Coffee, Country & Cody to tell stories of how Loretta's extraordinary life and career impacted each of them.

You'll hear memories in this episode from Riders In The Sky's Too Slim, Rhonda Vincent, Craig Morgan, Kathy Mattea, Charlie McCoy, Caylee Hammack, David Bellamy, Rudy Gatlin, Garth Brooks & Trisha Yearwood, John Berry, Ricky Skaggs, and Lainey Wilson.

Loretta Lynn was a friend and a mentor to all of us here at WSM and the Grand Ole Opry, along with the millions of fans around the world who enjoyed her music and saw her as an inspiration. She will be greatly missed.