Loretta Lynn Offers Words of Wisdom in Troubled Times
As the tension continues to rise in our nation over not only racial inequalities but also an ongoing pandemic, many have found that they simply don’t have the answers at this time as to the best way to move forward. Yet, for the legendary Loretta Lynn, the answer is rather simple.
“I was taught that you treat others the way you want to be treated,” Lynn said simply in a tweet on Wednesday (June 3) as protests surrounding the death of George Floyd continued across the country. “That simple truth has served me well my whole life. As I've watched the pain and the hurt so many are in right now, I've just prayed for our country. We need God now, more than ever.”
Along with the tweet, the “Coal Miner’s Daughter” hit maker also shared a YouTube video of the cover she and Conway Twitty released in 1976 of the Bobby Bare song “God Bless America Again.” Originally, the song was released as a plea for God’s forgiveness for the nation’s wrongdoings in the '60s.
We are dealing with some of those same wrongdoings right here in 2020. Yet, despite this, we persevere, just like Loretta Lynn. The 88-year-old songstress recently released a new video for “I Fall to Pieces” in order to recognize the release of the book Me & Patsy Kickin' Up Dust.
“Friendship can help us during difficult times, like what we are all going through now,” Lynn said in an April 2020 press release about her friendship with the late Patsy Cline. “I wanted to share this song and video in honor of, Patsy. She was my friend, mentor, my strength and I miss her to this day."
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