Sullins Students Pay Tribute to Loretta Lynn

September 17, 2016

Celebrating our 50th Anniversary this year, Sullins Academy places great value in music education and Sullins students are proud to be part of Bristol’s music history.

At the 16th Annual Bristol Rhythm and Roots Festival, Sullins students had the honor of performing a tribute for a legend, Loretta Lynn.

Loretta Lynn is a multiple gold album American country music singer-songwriter whose work spans almost 60 years. She has received numerous awards and other accolades for her groundbreaking role in country music, including awards from both the Country Music Association and Academy of Country Music as a duet partner and individual artist. She remains the most awarded female country recording artist, including her being the only female ACM Artist of the Decade (1970s).  She is currently promoting her newest album, Full Circle.


Students spent the first few weeks of school learning about Loretta Lynn’s career, accomplishments, and and how she blazed the trail for women in music. At a time when men were paid more than women, she demanded to be treated (and paid) equally.  What an example for this generation!  How better to honor her than to teach them about her music and her heart for standing up for what is right.

Although, we were saddened that she was not able to be at Rhythm and Roots, our students were excited and proud to pay Tribute to Mrs. Loretta Lynn with a medley of her greatest hits that included songs like “Coal Miner’s Daughter”, “Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man”, “You Ain’t Woman Enough”, and “Who’s Gonna Miss Me”.

All of the students who participated did a great job!

K: Gus H., George M., Baxley H., Drew B., Sophia A., Aubrey S., Lily Kate P., Kate L., Maddie H., William H., Eden C.

1st: Paul B., Weatherly M., Easton C., Grayson J., Bishop R., Reed C., Lucy Claire F., Sydney G., Alexa D., Merritt M., Ethan M., Jordan S., Mehru R., Lawson J., Dayton F., Marceau C., Braxton P.

2nd: Julie H., Charlie Mc., Caden S., Brady B., Nalan M., Peyton G.

3rd: LeAnne C., Piper O., Baylee V., Brodie R., Grayson S., Oliver F., Brianna D., Emma Grace M., Milly R., Kherington H.

4th: Gracynn S., Brandon B., Zoe A., Janie G., Kielyn H., Emerson M., Jane A.

5th: Noah S., Campbell K., Franklin G., Chris W., Jacqueline H., Ira B., Judson R., Jake A., Eller B., Addison R.,

MS:  Emily S., Benjamin S., Makayla L., Macie R., Skye M., Zoie L., Josiah C., Emma H., Aiden F., Sam W., Rachel K., Claire Mc., Sydney H., Jamison G., Kaemon N., Maddie K.

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