I already know this will be one of the best performances of the night.
Kacey Musgraves is set to honor the late, great Loretta Lynn at the Grammy Awards this Sunday evening, CBS confirmed to CMT.
She’ll sing Mrs. Loretta’s signature song “Coal Miner’s Daughter” during in-memoriam portion of the show, and according to Kacey’s Instagram stories, it looks like she’ll potentially be playing Loretta’s guitar on stage, which will kick it all up another notch:
And while, for the most part, Grammy performances aren’t usually much to write home about, I have a feeling this will be different and Kacey will do an incredible job honoring the late country queen, who was one of her biggest inspirations.
Kacey told PopCulture.com backstage after the 2019 ACM Awards that Loretta, along with Dolly Parton, are extremely important to who she is as an artist and how she’s navigated her career in country music:
“Two of my biggest influences would be Loretta Lynn and Dolly Parton, not just because of their remarkable appearances but because of the substance that they infused into their songs.
I don’t take that lightly that they paved the pathway for me. I grew up singing up all their songs. They’re ingrained in my brain. It’s really important to me.”
In addition to Kacey’s perfomance, Sheryl Crow, Mick Fleetwood and Bonnie Raitt will honor Christine McVie of Fleetwood Mac with “Songbird,” and Maverick City Music and Quavo will deliver “Without You” in honor of Takeoff from Migos.
In 2014, Kacey and Loretta teamed up for a fantastic duet of Mrs. Loretta’s “You’re Lookin’ At Country” at the CMA Awards:
This years Grammy show will be hosted by Trevor Noah, and is taking place on February 5th at Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, with country nominees like Miranda Lambert, Willie Nelson, Zach Bryan and more up for awards.
Luke Combs and Brandi Carlile are nominated, as well, and are both set to take the stage for performances too.