Heaven’s a lot brighter tonight, ’cause one of country music’s greatest legends have gone up. Of course, my dear friend Porter’s star will have more sparkle than most, since that’s the way he always was here on earth! An original can never be replaced, and that’s just what he was. Porter was a gift to country music, and that gift will live on through his music. As with all of his family, friends, and fans, I will miss him so much.

Loretta Lynn