NASHVILLE, TN. – (May 10, 2019) – Tayla Lynn, granddaughter of the legendary Loretta Lynn, is releasing the first single off her upcoming album, Love, Mama, as a Mother’s Day gift to her late mother, Cindy Plemons, and her grandmother, Loretta Lynn, whom she affectionately refers to as “Memaw”. “Blue In My Eyes”, co-written by Tayla Lynn, Lori McKenna, and Liz Rose, chronicles the relationship Lynn has had with grandmother throughout the years; from fairy tale queen to performance mentor to surrogate mother.
Lynn, who lost her mother unexpectedly ten months ago, has walked a path of grief and healing side by side with her grandmother, Loretta. “It’s not okay that my mom died at 63; that’s never going to feel okay to me. It feels terrible, but you go through the spells of grief and you’re devastated and then you feel like you’re going to make it the next minute. I didn’t know, number one, how horrific it was going to feel, but I also didn’t know how quickly those feelings would come and go every single day. Memaw has been instrumental in keeping my head above water. When my mom died I said I wouldn’t wish her back for anything because she’s in heaven, dancing with Jesus, and there’s no way I’d take that away from her. I’m glad, though, that Memaw is here to walk me through this.”
“Blue in My Eyes” will be available on Spotify, iTunes, and Amazon Music on Sunday, May 12, 2019. Lynn set the release on Mother’s Day specifically to honor her grandmother and mother and will celebrate the release of the song with a series of memories of both women and the reveal of her album art throughout the weekend.
06-01-19: Nashville Tennessee, The Broken Spoke Saloon
06-04-19: Nashville Tennessee, 3rd & Lindsley
06-05-19: Nashville Tennessee, the Dawg House
06-06-19: Nashville Tennessee, Wild Horse Saloon (As part of GLAAD & Ty Herndon’s Concert For Love & Acceptance)
06-08-19: Nashville Tennessee, Douglas Corner Cafe
*cover photography by Chantal Allen/Blush Photography.