Following the news of Loretta Lynn‘s death, Carrie Underwood posted a tribute and told a story about her first encounter with her. She was at the Opry and said Loretta walked behind her and “smacked me on the rear end!” Not knowing who did it, Carrie turned around, and there she was in a big sparkly dress…laughing as she continued to walk down the hall at what she had just done.
Carrie said that meeting summed up her personality pretty well. She described her as “A cantankerous little pistol…friendly and sweet…never afraid to be herself and to speak her mind.”
Over the years, Carrie got to know her and even sang with her and said, “She is irreplaceable. She will be incredibly missed.”