Kacey Musgraves got Loretta Lynn's family's seal of approval for her performance of the late singer's signature song, “Coal Miner's Daughter,” during Sunday (February 5th) night's Grammy Awards during the “in memoriam” segment. Kacey performed the song while playing Loretta's own 1963 Epiphone acoustic guitar with her name spelled out across the fret board. The family turned to Loretta's social media accounts to post a picture from the performance writing, “Thank you, @spaceykacey, for this beautiful tribute. The love all of you have shown us for our mom is beyond words.”
Kacey also posted a couple of pictures from the Grammy performance writing, “Ten year old me singing Loretta’s songs probably wouldn’t have believed that I would have ever had the opportunity to hold onto the exact object she made magic with and channeled her greatness through for decades. Her ‘63 Epiphone Excellenté was a dream to play. Thank you to her daughters for trusting me with this great moment of honor. She paved such a path and I wouldn’t have ever had the courage or place I have as a songwriter without her.”
Loretta died at the age of 90 on October 4, 2022.