Loretta Lynn Wishes Son Jack Happy Birthday With Heartfelt Tribute

by Hannah Heser
(Photo by Shane Gritzinger/FilmMagic)

Country legend Loretta Lynn celebrates her son Jack’s birthday. He was born a year and two weeks after her daughter Betty Sue.

“I was so young that we practically raised each other, but they were my life,” Loretta tweeted earlier today. “They were a handful but we had fun. I always had one on each hip.”

Jack passed away in 1984 at 34-years-old.

“I can’t even imagine Jack that old. Forever young in our minds,” she added in the thread. “I don’t cry when I think of them, I smile. I sure do miss them though!”

Carly Pearce’s ‘Dear Miss Loretta’ Song

Carly Pearce originally wrote “Dear Miss Loretta” as a letter to thank Loretta for helping her grow in country music.

Pearce has looked up to Loretta Lynn since she was younger. Her grandmother said if she’s going to sing country music then she’s going to love Loretta. And now as an adult she understands her lyrics more. With the release of her 29: Written in Stone album she shares the story of her life this past year. All of these hurtful experiences helped her finally relate to Loretta Lynn’s songs.

One of the lyrics, “I ain’t a coal minors daughter, but my grandmother was” refers to her grandmother’s father. He passed away working in the coal mines.

On this track with Pearce is another country musician, Patty Loveless. She emerged in her career as a country singer in 1986.

Pearce had a lot of similarities with Loretta growing up in Kentucky. She even mentioned on her 29 Tour that Loretta wants her to come visit and celebrate the success of her new album.

This hit song takes us all back to the older country days. You can listen to it on Apple Music, Spotify, and YouTube.

What is Next For Loretta Lynn?

Loretta Lynn has had quite a successful career. Earlier this year she remarked on the last 50 years in country music. She became an idol for many young artists who looked up to her.

Now you might be wondering, “Will Loretta be going on tour or making new music soon?” She performed a benefit concert in Nashville, Tennessee back in September. It was to raise money for the flooding. A few of her friends joined her at this concert, such as Luke Combs, Keith Urban, Garth Brooks, Reba McEntire, and many more talented artists.

She has not announced any upcoming shows, but be sure to stay up-to-date on her website.