WATCH: George Strait, Martina McBride Belt ‘Lead Me On’ at Loretta Lynn’s 2019 Birthday Bash

by Keeli Parkey

George Strait and Martina McBride did more than enough to honor country music legends Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn a few years ago. Specifically, Strait and McBride took to the stage in 2019 in celebration of Lynn’s birthday.

As a tribute to the country legend, Strait and McBride shared their version of “Lead Me On.” This is a song made popular by Lynn and Conway Twitty. According to a report by, in “Lead Me On” Lynn’s character is doing her best to get Twitty’s character to voice his love for her. That, or so the song goes, will make her feel free enough to share the same sentiment.

“I need love, warm and tender / In a way I’ve never known,” Lynn sings. “If you want me I’ll go with you / But you’ll have to lead me on.”

What makes “Lead Me On” so successful is the chemistry Twitty and Lynn shared with one another. This was a chemistry that led many to speculate that the two were more than just duet partners. Lynn shot down those rumors.

“Everybody thought me and Conway had a thing going, and that’s furthest from the truth,” she said in the documentary “Loretta Lynn: Still a Mountain Girl,” according to the report.

With their version of “Lead Me On” George Strait and Martina McBride capture the chemistry of Lynn and Twitty. What these country legends bring is a new take on a classic song, while at the same time keeping that classic country feel.

You can watch George Strait and Martina McBride perform “Lead Me On” below.

George Strait, Martina McBride Join Others for Loretta Lynn’s 87th Birthday Celebration

In addition to George Strait and Martina McBride, a hot of A-list country stars were happy to give their time to celebrate Loretta Lynn’s 87th birthday in 2019.

According to an article in, there was an all-star lineup at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville there in honor of the Coal Miner’s Daughter. The lineup included: Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood, Keith Urban, Miranda Lambert, Alan Jackson, Darius Rucker, and Little Big Town.

Keith Urban even jumped out of a birthday cake for Loretta Lynn.