Loretta Lynn Pre-Recorded a Final Heartfelt Message to Fans

CMT’s Coal Miner’s Daughter: A Celebration of the Life & the Music of Loretta Lynn aired live on Sunday and featured more than a dozen country performers paying tribute to Lynn including George Strait, Alan Jackson, Keith Urban, and more. Lynn died earlier this month at her ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee at the age of 90 and the country legend recorded a message to her fans prior to her death. The recording aired during the special and said:

To my friends, thank you for giving me such a great life. I have never taken it or you for granted. Because of you, my kids didn’t have to grow up poor the way I did. As a mother, I didn’t have to go to bed heartbroken. What you gave to me allowed me to give them a better life. I hope you know what a gift that is. I have shared my story so many times, through my songs, through my books, through my movie. I have tried to give back to you as much as I could, even though I know I can’t. I can never repay you for the life and the love that you have given to me. Thank you. I’ve traveled all over the world, but I’ve never got to see much, that is except for you my fans, my friends. I want you to know that I’ve saw and I remember every one of you. I thank you from the bottom of my heart. I love you, Your friend, Loretta Lynn.

Coal Miner’s Daughter: A Celebration of the Life & the Music of Loretta Lynn will show as an encore on Nov. 2 at 8PM ET and Nov. 6 at 11AM ET.

Coal Miner’s Daughter: A Celebration Of The Life & Music Of Loretta Lynn will air again on Wednesday, November 2 at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT, and on Sunday, November 6 at 11 a.m. ET/10 a.m.

Watch some of the performances below.