Last week, Loretta Lynn tragically reported her ranch’s longtime foreman, Wayne Spears, died after being swept up in the Tennesee floodwaters. After hearing the news, Lauren Alaina honored Loretta and Wayne by singing “You Ain’t Woman Enough.”
Located in Humphreys county, the ranch experienced an enormous amount of rainfall, equaling 17 inches in one day. In addition to the property damage across the middle of the state, Wayne, and many others, also lost their lives.
The Grand Ole Opry decided to help and raise money for people affected by the destruction. Partnering with The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee and the Tennessee Emergency Response Fund, they aim to help nonprofits aiding local relief efforts.
During the Saturday show at the Opry, Lauren Alaina paid tribute to Loretta, as well as Wayne and his family, by singing one of Loretta’s greatest hits.
“As you may have heard, Opry member Loretta Lynn’s ranch, just 86 miles from here, was heavily damaged by the recent flooding,” Alaina said at the show.
“Mrs. Loretta’s ranch foreman, Wayne Spears, was among those who lost their lives in the flooding. The Opry established a fund to help all of those affected. You can donate here.
To honor Loretta and her legacy, I’m gonna tell y’all a story about a little girl who loved Mrs. Loretta Lynn.”
Alaina’s story involves her and her grandfather. Shortly after Alaina’s grandmother passed, her grandfather starting seeing a new woman. Alaina, who played music at a local restaurant to pay her softball expenses, wasn’t happy about it. When her grandfather came to see her perform with his new girlfriend, Alaina sang Loretta’s “You Ain’t Woman Enough.”
Apparently, the new girlfriend took the hint, as she never appeared at another one of Alaina’s concerts.
Loretta Lynn Looks Back On Marriage To Late Husband On His Birthday
The recent news of Loretta Lynn’s ranch comes shortly after remembering her late husband, Oliver Vanetta “Doolittle” Lynn, on his birthday. With a heartfelt post on Instagram, Lynn fondly recalls “Doolittle.”
“The days have been long at the ranch lately. We’ve cried together and held each other a little tighter. Sadly, you never know when you may lose the ones you love. It’s been tough here. Today is Doolittle‘s birthday. I thought of him all day long.”
Married for nearly 50 years and having six children together, it’s understandable Loretta’s post is as emotional and earnest as it is.
“We fought hard and we loved hard. Nobody could make me madder than him. Nobody was in my corner more than he was. He was my rock. If he were here we’d all spoil him today. Instead, we smile and think of all the memories the good times gave us. I love you, honey. #myonlytruelove #myman #mybiggestfan”
Between her late husband’s birthday and her ranch flooding, here’s hoping Loretta Lyn’s luck turns around soon.