Margo Price and Loretta Lynn fans got quite the treat on April 1, when the pair teamed up to sing a Loretta Lynn classic, “Coal Miner’s Daughter.” The performance took place in an East Tennessee concert when Lynn asked Price to join her on stage.
They went on to perform a handful of songs together, but naturally, the favorite of the bunch was “Coal Miner’s Daughter.” Lynn got the song started, but quickly let Price take the reins for the rest of the song. The famed Milk Carton Kids were also part of the performance.
The performance was just a tiny part of the Americana Music Association’s 7th annual Americana Spring Celebration. This is a charity event that was set up to benefit the non-profit artist advocacy group.
Naturally, Price was pretty excited about the encounter.
“I met my hero Loretta Lynn last night and was lucky enough to sing several songs with her,” she posted on Instagram. “It was absolutely surreal.”
Check out their performance, here.
One of the reasons Loretta Lynn and Margo Price’s performance was so great is that they have such a similar sound. Both are rooted in that classic country sound we all know and love so well.
Loretta Lynn’s music career began in the 1950s, and she later went on to form her own band, the Trailblazers. During that same time, she ended up winning a televised talent contest and was seen by Norm Burley of Zero Records who quickly scooped her up. With her first album, she found success and went on to become one of the most well-known and inspirational country female music artists of all time.
Margo Price grew up singing and playing piano in church. Eventually, she moved to Nashville and released her first album, “Midwest Farmer’s Daughter,” in March 2016. The next month, she was the musical guest on “Saturday Night Live” where she performed many of the songs from her album. The album reached number 10 on the US country charts and hit number 1 on the UK country charts.