In April of 2019, some of country music’s finest came out to honor the genre’s most prolific female singer: Loretta Lynn. During the star-studded event to celebrate Lynn’s 87th birthday, country music stars of all generations came out to pay tribute to the “Coal Miner’s Daughter.”
After spending decades writing hits and performing in the industry, an all-star lineup came out to shower her in love. Of those dozen performers, two legendary acts came out to show their respects to Lynn in a big way.
During the event, ’90s legends Alan Jackson and Lee Ann Womack took the stage to perform a magical duet. As lifelong fans of Lynn, the pair put on a show unlike any other. Throughout her career, Lee Ann Womack had covered Lynn’s songs during her shows, even singing one of her tunes when she performed at The Grand Ole’ Opry.
Jackson & Womack Perform For Their Country Music Idol: Loretta Lynn
Alan Jackson has a similar love and fondness for Lynn. Before the show, he posted a heartfelt photo of them together at his Country Music Hall of Fame induction in 2017. You might think that for Lynn’s birthday, you’d choose one of her least technical songs, yet this wasn’t the case. In fact, the duo decided to perform one of the genre’s greatest duets in all of country music: “Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man.”
Loretta Lynn and her longtime duet partner Conway Twitty initially laid down the track together, and it was released in 1973. Afterward, it quickly became a No. 1 hit. Since its release, many have taken a stab at the song, yet few have done it successfully. As for Jackson and Womack, their rendition is one for the books.
In addition, the pair knew they had great chemistry on stage already. They worked together several times, often performing songs from their idols such as George Jones and Tammy Wynette.
So when it was announced that Alan Jackson and Lee Ann Womack would be collaborating again, everyone knew it would be a night to remember. During the show, the energy from the singers lit up the room. The crowd remained mesmerized for the whole performance as the pair revived the lyrics that Lynn and Twitty made memorable so many years ago. Not only did they capture the spirit of the song, but they also did the one thing they set out to do: make Loretta Lynn proud.
You can see Alan Jackson and Lee Ann Womack sing “Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man” in the video below.