July 9, 2021 – “Memaw is not on the road anymore and that’s grief for her and a grief for us and a grief for the fans,” said the 44-year-old. “But she’s still so witty and so very talented, and today, I stand in the power that she has given me.”

“To go from getting arrested in the projects and weighing 82 lbs. and selling my body for drugs to now making a record and having people respect me and to stand on the stage with my little boys in the wings watching me is just incredible,” Lynn shared. “If I wasn’t sober, I wouldn’t be here.”

Lynn told the outlet that she is grateful for every morning she’s given to pursue her love of song and to be alongside her supportive family. Today I wake up before the sunrise so I can make breakfast for my babies and see the chickens on the farm and have some time with God,” said Lynn. “It’s the first thing I do. I get out of bed, and I thank God for the day.” Lynn described how spending time with her grandmother on the road, even as she battled addiction, made her realize how important it was to share her story in hopes it will help others facing a similar struggle.

“She said, ‘I want you to know that there is a difference between being honest and telling people your story,’” said Lynn. “She would say, ‘I want you to remember that at the end of the day, country music is about family and there’s families in that audience and whatever you do is a reflection of me. I’m proud of you and what you’re doing, but you’ve got to figure out a different way to tell your story.’”



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