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Loretta Lynn Tributes Patsy Cline’s Friendship in ‘I Fall to Pieces’

"I miss her to this day," Lynn says of her mentor.

Written by Chris Parton
Loretta Lynn Tributes Patsy Cline’s Friendship in ‘I Fall to Pieces’
NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 08: Singer-songwriter Loretta Lynn performs on stage during the CMA 2016 Country Christmas on November 8, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)

Country music legend Loretta Lynn tributes the friendship she shared with fellow icon Patsy Cline in a cover of “I Fall to Pieces,” showcasing their bond in a new video.

Bringing the two stars’ deep connection to life through a series of illustrations, the clip features a series of quotes from the recently-released book, Me & Patsy Kickin’ Up Dust — which itself explores how their partnership changed country music forever. Lynn famously became friends with her mentor after dedicating a performance of Cline’s “I Fall to Pieces” to her while Cline was in the hospital for a car accident, and their musical sisterhood burned bright until Cline’s untimely death two years later.

“Friendship can help us during difficult times, like what we are all going through now,” Lynn says of the track. “I wanted to share this song and video in honor of Patsy. She was my friend, mentor, my strength, and I miss her to this day.”

Saying the coronavirus quarantine is the “damndest thing I’ve ever seen,” the 87-year-old Lynn recorded the track with her daughter Patsy Lynn Russell and John Carter Cash (son of Johnny Cash and June Carter), working out of the Cash Cabin Studio in Hendersonville, Tennessee. It’s the same team that produced Lynn’s Grammy winning Full Circle album in 2016, and her version of “I Fall to Pieces” is out now.