A statue of Loretta Lynn has joined similar sculptures of Bill Monroe and Little Jimmy Dickens outside Nashville's famed Ryman Auditorium. The new piece of art was unveiled on Tuesday (Oct. 20th) morning (Oct. 20) and is the third statue on the venue's Icon Walk.
Via a statement read during the unveiling ceremony, Loretta said, "My dream, like thousands of other singers, was just singing on the Grand Ole Opry . . . Many years, I've stood onstage at the Ryman Auditorium, and there's no place like it. It means so much to me to have the statue . . . One day soon, I'm gonna get to come to the Ryman and see it for myself, but for today, I want to say thank you, and I love each and everyone of you for thinking of me."
The 88-year-old's daughters Patsy Russell and Peggy Lynn were scheduled to attend the unveiling on their mother's behalf but were not feeling well.