Emmy Russell's Beautiful Cover of Her Grandmother's Classic Coal Miner's Daughter'

Published Jun 06, 2024
Emmy Russell's Beautiful Cover of Her Grandmother's Classic Coal Miner's Daughter'

Emmy Russell, the granddaughter of the late Loretta Lynn, turned in a beautiful cover of her grandmother’s classic, “Coal Miner’s Daughter.”

The current season of American Idol is moving along rapidly. We are quickly approaching the season's end when a new winner of the popular program will be named. The show’s three judges—Lionel Richie, Katy Perry and Luke Bryan—have whittled the number of contestants down from thousands to hundreds, and now to the point where only a handful are left.

The remaining contestants must impress not only Lionel, Katy and Luke but also America. The judges still give the contestants their thoughts and opinions on their performances, but it’s those in the studio audience and the people watching at home who will decide the ultimate winner. 

One of those people vying to win the hearts and votes of America is the talented singer-songwriter Emmy Russell. During her first audition on the program, she revealed that she is the granddaughter of the late country music legend Loretta Lynn. However, she also said that dealing with the expectations of others since Loretta was her grandmother has been challenging to deal with and escape.

For her latest American Idol performance, Emmy returned to her grandmother’s musical catalog and performed the iconic tune “Coal Miner’s Daughter.”

In the short, two-and-a-half-minute clip, Emmy sits at the piano, tickling the ivories as she sings those beautiful lyrics first written and performed by her grandmother.

Those lyrics, especially the song's opening verse, are so iconic and memorable. There is so much feeling in those words. 

“I was born a coal miner’s daughter

In a cabin on a hill in Butcher Holler

We were poor, but we had love

That’s the one thing that daddy made sure of”

It’s a stunning performance that brought tears to her mother’s eyes and that her grandmother would have loved.

Proverbs 17:6 “Children’s children are the crown of old men, and the glory of children is their fathers.”

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Originally published Friday, 07 June 2024.