Country music legend Loretta Lynn passed away on October 4 at the age of 90. Her fans naturally turned to her music for comfort after learning about her death.
As is often the case when a singer passes away, streams of Lynn’s music increased after her death. But as a testament to how much Lynn meant to the world, streams of her songs increased by an extraordinary amount.
Billboard reports that streams of Lynn’s music went up by a staggering 615% after her death. Fittingly, 615 happens to be the area code for Nashville, Tennessee.
— Loretta Lynn (@LorettaLynn) October 4, 2022
Billboard’s data was gathered during the September 30-October 6 tracking period. So the massive increase in streams occurred over the course of just three of those days (October 4-October 6).
In the aftermath of Lynn’s passing, fans turned toward some songs more than others. Billboard reports that “Coal Miner’s Daughter” and “You Ain’t Woman Enough (To Take My Man)” were among some of her most-streamed songs.
Since these numbers only reflect streaming data, it doesn’t include those who listened to Lynn’s music in other formats. If there was a way to track those numbers, we’d surely see how tons of people have turned to her music to honor her life and legacy.
A few years ago, Lynn released a song with a fellow country singer and friend, Willie Nelson. The duet is titled “Lay Me Down,” and has the two country icons singing about their own mortality. Now that Lynn is no longer with us, the song strikes a more emotional chord than ever before. Watch its music video below.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Lynn’s family at this time. She will never be forgotten…