Loretta Lynn ‘Honored’ by ‘The Voice’ Singer’s ‘Coal Miner’s Daughter’ Cover [Watch]
Not only did The Voice contestant Hannah Kay get two chairs to turn, but in the process, she got one of the most iconic women in country music to give her a shout out for her rendition of Loretta Lynn's classic, "Coal Miner's Daughter."
Kay's audition aired on Tuesday night's (Feb. 27) episode of NBC's The Voice. After singing the country anthem, Kay was able to get both Blake Shelton and Kelly Clarkson to turn their chairs for her.
Clarkson and Shelton fought each other to try and win the chance to coach her. Kay admitted that she did sing Clarkson's smash "Since U Been Gone" growing up, but she ended up choosing her country crush since she was six years old, Shelton, for her coach.
The surprises didn't end there for Kay. Lynn herself shared the video of Kay's audition to Facebook along with a sweet message to the singer, writing, "I was honored that Hannah Kay picked the song that means the most to me for her audition on the Voice. Blake Shelton, take good care of her! Good luck, honey."
Kay turned to Instagram to react, writing, "I love you so much Loretta, you’ve been such an inspiration in my life and your blessing means more to me than anything in this world. I’m so glad I did ya proud."
Lynn wrote "Coal Miner's Daughter" about her own childhood, and it scored her a No. 1 hit and became her signature song when she released it in 1970. It later inspired the title of her best-selling autobiography, which was made into a biopic in 1980 that won Sissy Spacek an Oscar and Golden Globe for Best Actress.
The Voice airs on NBC every Monday, Tuesday, and Friday at 8PM ET. The blind audition episodes continue through Monday, Mar. 11.
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