Country legend Loretta Lynn passed away in October, leaving several musicians in the industry to mourn the singer. John Carter Cash, the son of Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash, is one of these musicians. In an interview with Fox News, Cash shared that Lynn was “like a mother” to him.
Loretta Lynn reminded John Carter Cash of his own mother
On November 16, Fox News ran an interview with Cash. In the interview, Cash spoke about his friendship with Lynn.
“Oh Loretta was, I worked with her, we recorded 105 songs in the last half of her life. Working with her and her daughter Patsy [Lynn] as a producer and in the studio,” Cash shared.
He continued, “She was like the bright light and spark that was in my mother and kept going. And her laughter, her joy, just the fact that she was true and never changed, and she was so aware of her own limitations and her own strengths.”
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Johnny Cash’s son thinks Loretta Lynn is ‘like a mother’
Cash has released several studio albums throughout his career, and he told Fox News he’s worked with Lynn more than any other artist.
“I’ve recorded more with Loretta Lynn than anyone I’ve had in my career,” Cash said. “And it was school for me, it really was.”
Cash then said that Lynn was “like a mother” to him, especially when they were working on music together.
“But she was like a mother to me, and she really was. Especially the times in the studio. She was in my studio three or four days in a row. And she would stay out on her bus overnight, and she would come in and record. I could never get her to stay in my house,” Cash told Fox News.
He continued: “You and Willie [Nelson]. He still loves his bus. But whatever, it was like having my mom back in the studio.”
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Loretta Lynn died at the age of 90
Like many artists in the country music industry, Cash remained friends with Lynn until her death in October 2022.
On October 4, Lynn’s family announced that the singer had died at the age of 90.
“A statement from Loretta Lynn’s family. “Our precious mother, Loretta Lynn, passed away peacefully in her sleep at home on her beloved ranch in Hurricane Mills this morning, October 4,” the statement continued Twitter.
Since Lynn’s death, her peers in country music have held several tributes to the singer. Most recently, Reba McEntire, Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood paid tribute to Lynn at the 2022 Country Music Association Awards.
This was the first time McEntire, Lambert and Underwood had ever performed together after years of working side by side in country music.
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