During the first Opry Saturday night since Loretta Lynn’s death, her spirit and legacy was very apparent. Just about every artist who stepped in the iconic circle spoke about Lynn’s influence on them, or performed a song in her honor.
Early in the show, America’s Got Talent standouts Chapel Hart paid homage to Loretta Lynn with a cover of her song “Don’t Come Home a Drinkin'”
Later in the broadcast, Vince Gill took to the circle and said that he was going to honor Loretta Lynn will all his songs tonight.
“I just adored her,” he said. “She’s just an excellent kisser. One of my favorites.”
During his set, he performed a song he wrote that she recorded over 25 years ago, “Table For Two.”
To close out the Saturday night show, Gill invited the whole cast of the night to join him for a rendition of “Go Rest High On That Mountain,” and dedicated it to Miss Loretta Lynn.
“The whole cast tonight! We’re going to do this especially for Loretta tonight. This song brings a lot of peace to a lot of people and I hope it does to her family and all the people who loved Loretta Lynn,” he said introducing the song.
Gill was joined by Deana Carter, Chapel Hart, Steve Wariner, and Ricky Skaggs while images of Loretta Lynn throughout the years were displayed behind them.
There wasn’t a dry eye in the place when the song was finished. There were such beautiful harmonies with all those incredible voices.
Watch it below.