Loretta Lynn’s Granddaughter Gets Vulnerable In New Song, “Skinny”

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Loretta Lynn’s Granddaughter Emmy Russell Releases Personal & Powerful New Song

Loretta Lynn passed her love for music onto her children and grandchildren. Many of them have followed in her footsteps, including her granddaughter Emmy Russell.

Emmy is the daughter of Patsy Lynn Russell, who is one of Loretta’s twin daughters. As part of the Lynn family, Emmy grew up with a love for music in her heart.

There’s a video on YouTube from 2016 of a young Emmy singing The Band Perry’s “If I Die Young” while Loretta watched. Loretta was incredibly proud of her talented granddaughter.

Emmy Honored Loretta At Her Memorial Service After Her Death

Loretta passed away on October 4, 2022, and Emmy was devastated. She shared several pictures of her and Loretta together on Instagram after her passing.

Then, Emmy joined Willie Nelson‘s son Lukas to perform during Loretta’s memorial service at the Grand Ole Opry House. They covered “Lay Me Down,” a song Loretta and Willie released as a duet in 2016.

Emmy and Lukas earned a lot of praise for their beautiful tribute. Their performance was also nominated for Performance of the Year at the 2023 CMT Music Awards.


Hear Loretta Lynn’s Granddaughter Emmy Russell Open Up In Her Extremely Emotional New Song

Emmy got the chance to make her Grand Ole Opry debut on April 13, 2023. Now, she has a new song to share, and it’s extremely powerful. It’s called “Skinny.”

On August 19, Loretta’s official social media pages shared a video of Emmy delivering a vulnerable performance of the song. It describes the pressure she feels to be physically “perfect,” and how that makes her hate the body she’s in.

The song has Emmy singing about her battle with an eating disorder, as she reveals in the opening lines, “Haven’t eaten in days, God I hate how you made me. So scared to confess, been so hard to undress, lately.”

Whoever published the video of Emmy’s performance on Loretta’s page wrote:

“We cannot be more proud of Emmy’s bravery. Her beauty shines through from her soul and like her grandmother, Loretta, she’s telling her truth, even her pains…her real story. We pray it helps so many.”

Post on Loretta Lynn's Instagram about Emmy Rose Russell's new song, "Skinny"
Loretta Lynn / Instagram

“Skinny” was released on all music platforms on Thursday (August 24). Emmy thanked her followers for the warm response to the song, saying:

“Again thank you thank you thank you for all the love and I’m so glad that some of you feel seen and healing in the song. Have to be willing to share the hard but necessary elephant in the room.”

Hear the audio recording of “Skinny” and watch Emmy’s live performance of the song in the clips below. This song is raw and real, and has the potential to help so many people.

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