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Emmy Russell Makes Triumphant Return To The Grand Ole Opry Stage — Keeps Grandmother Loretta Lynn’s Legacy Alive

Black-and-white photo of a close up of Emmy Russell sitting back stage at the Grand Ole Opry. She has a serious look on her face.

Over 60 years ago, country legend Loretta Lynn made her debut on the Grand Ole Opry stage. She was 28 years old at the time and determined to make her dreams come true. In fact, she and her husband slept in their car, which was parked outside of the venue, the night before. Although Lynn went on to admit she didn’t remember much of that first performance, it earned her many more performances at this iconic venue — 17 to be exact.

Of course, there was no way for Lynn to know just how successful her career would be after that first Opry performance. That’s why it’s all-the-more special that, now, her own granddaughter is carrying on the legacy that she started. Though, it wasn’t until after Lynn passed that Emmy took to the Opry stage. Although she was nervous, she was determined to make her late grandma proud — and she certainly has.

Despite having a passion for singing, for a while, Emmy steered clear of her family’s ties to music. After a while, however, her new path in life became clear, leading her to audition for American Idol with an original song, skinny. Instantly, the judges and fans fell in love with this talented singer.

Although she didn’t win the season, Emmy did make it to the top five. And, like her grandmother, she’s determined to make a name for herself. This can be seen in the sneak peaks she’s given of new music. This can also be seen in her second ever performance at the Grand Ole Opry that happened on June 1!

Following in Grandmother Loretta Lynn’s Footsteps, Emmy Russell Performs at the Grand Ole Opry

“Carrying on the tradition,” the official Instagram for the Opry writes, adding that Emmy sang a song called Memaw’s Guitar. What a perfect song choice!

Fans of Emmy and her late grandmother were thrilled by this wonderful surprise. It’s clear that, like Lynn, this young artist is sure to leave her mark on the world!

Country Music Fans Adore Emmy Russell’s Latest Grand Ole Opry Performance

“We were sitting in the VIP seats on stage that night,” one fan shares in the comments. “I was able to say hello in the lounge area. Such a beautiful voice and tribute to the great Loretta Lynn.”

“Wonderful!” another fan shares. “How incredible to carry on the talents of your family!”

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