Loretta Lynn Says It’s Been an ‘Honor’ Singing With Carrie Underwood

by Jacklyn Krol

Loretta Lynn spoke about the privilege that she and Carrie Underwood could duet together.

On April 2, Lynn posted two quotes from Underwood about the opportunity to sing with Lynn and how she has looked up to her.

“I’ve had the honor of getting to sing for Loretta,” Underwood once said. “But now being able to actually sing with her is a dream come true.”

“We all grew up watching Loretta and all of the amazing female artists that came before us,” the second quote from Underwood read. “They made us believe that all of this was possible for us, too.”

Lynn and Underwood duetted on “Still Woman Enough” with Reba McEntire for Loretta Lynn’s 50th studio album. The album features covers of Lynn’s classics with new recordings and some collaborations.

“Now I’ve had the honor of singing with @carrieunderwood too,” Lynn tweeted. “That voice is undeniable–she is one of the very best and I loved singing #StillWomanEnough with her. Y’all go listen to it now!”

Carrie Underwood Paying Tribute to Loretta Lynn

“We were talking about doing this,” Underwood told CMT of the song. “You hear the song title, ’Still Woman Enough,’ it’s like you know it’s going to be something kinda sassy. When I heard it, it definitely made sense that the three of us would be singing together. It does kind of feel like not just this female get-together song, but it’s like we’re lifting each other up, we’re standing together, and I love moments like that.”

Back in 2010, Underwood took part in a tribute to Loretta Lynn for her 50th career anniversary. Lynn personally chose the artists to feature on Coal Miner’s Daughter: A Tribute to Loretta Lynn. Along with Underwood, Sheryl Crow, Faith Hill, Alan Jackson, Kid Rock, Miranda Lambert worked on the record.

“I am so happy that these singers wanted to do this record,” Loretta Lynn said. “I love ‘em all, and it was so great to hear all the different ways they did my hits.”

Underwood and Loretta met backstage at the Grand Ole Opry. “I was talking to Vince Gill and somebody walked by me and smacked my rear,” Underwood recalled to People. “It definitely caught me off guard for a second, and then I turned around, and that was my first time meeting Ms. Loretta Lynn.”