Legendary country music singer Loretta Lynn joins the growing list of stars mourning the loss of a fellow icon. Charley Pride, who is country music royalty, passed away on Saturday at the age of 86. Pride reportedly died from complications in his battle against COVID-19.
Lynn, who is also considered to be country music royalty, is among dozens of country artist expressing sorrow over Pride’s death. The country singer took to social media late Saturday evening to convey her feelings of sadness. In a touching social media post, Lynn says Pride is one the best things to happen to country music.
Heartbreaking. I truly loved my friend, Charley Pride. The world will never be the same. He was one of the very best things that ever happened to country music. I’m all tears tonight. #charleypride #KissAnAngelGoodMorning #ihatecovid19 pic.twitter.com/5iOdJNbDuv— Loretta Lynn (@LorettaLynn) December 13, 2020
“Heartbreaking,” she starts out. “I truly loved my friend, Charley Pride. The world will never be the same. He was one of the best things that ever happened to country music. I am all tears tonight.”
Lynn attaches three hashtags to the end of the post, including one that says “I hate COVID-19,” a sentiment shared by many. She also includes a black and white photo of herself with Pride taken some time ago.
Loretta Lynn Joins Country Stars in Mourning Charley Pride
88-year-old Loretta Lynn is the latest country music star to take to social media to say farewell to the late singer. Among those joining her are a group of the most iconic acts in the history of country music. Dolly Parton, Maren Morris, Blake Shelton, Jason Aldean, and Brad Paisley are among many other stars to do the same. Read their tributes here.
Pride is most noted as the first African American to gain stardom in the country music genre. His rise to fame in the 1960’s made him a legend.