Loretta Lynn is still showcasing her talent, even after nearly six decades spent entertaining country music fans.
She even released an album this year titled “Still Woman Enough” to prove that she’s still got it and her hits still have a place to call home with country music audiences.
However, Loretta Lynn isn’t the only one sharing her music with the world and keeping it as relevant as ever. Her granddaughter, Tayla Lynn, recorded her own version of iconic songs like “You Ain’t Woman Enough” and “Coal Miner’s Daughter.”
Tayla Lynn is proving that some of that talent definitely seeped through to generations of Lynn’s.
Tayla Lynn tackled two of the most influential songs of her grandmother’s career. It sounds like renditions also could have come out of the 1970s with an indescribable quality that sounds like it’s coming from an old radio. She has a voice truly fit for classic country. Both covers are eerily reminiscent of Loretta Lynn but still have their own unique qualities.
Tayla Lynn Journey, Relationship to Loretta Lynn
There’s definitely a set of expectations that go along with carrying the last name Lynn around.
Loretta Lynn had six children and now also has grandchildren. While having her as a grandma or mom opens up doors, it can also be a lot of stress and pressure.
Tayla Lynn opened up to The Ties That Bind Us over her journey through addiction over the years. She said that it nearly drove her away from the family that means so much to her — including her husband and her grandmother.
Her parents got divorced just around the time Tayla was born. She lived with her mom and stepfather but often got to see her birth dad as well. He was a member of Loretta Lynn’s band and was often on the road. Tayla Lynn has exceptionally fond memories of spending time with her grandma while she was doing what she loves most.
“I would crawl in the back of the bus with her and spend day after day with her, snuggling and sharing a bed, so I’ve always felt very connected and close to Memaw. I don’t know that there was ever a point that I didn’t understand she was famous — I mean, the movie (‘Coal Miner’s Daughter’) came out when I was 5 — but because I grew up with my mom, she wouldn’t let us talk about it to people, because she didn’t want us to act entitled or brag about it, so it never had a luster to it, because my mom wouldn’t allow it,” Lynn said.
It was even Loretta Lynn that helped get her into rehab and treatment when she was at her lowest.
Tayla Lynn’s covers of her grandma’s songs feel like devoted love letters. She respects the Queen of Country Music’s impact while also paving her own way.