It is the great Loretta Lynn‘s birthday today, and while many artists have covered and honored the legendary country singer in the past, one couple especially slayed a duet of “Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man.”
In 2003, Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood took on the Lynn and Conway Twitty classic, paying tribute to the female songstress at the 26th Annual Kennedy Center Honors Awards. Before the two said “I do,” they shared the stage in front of a star-studded crowd, exhibiting undeniable chemistry while delivering the 1973 No. 1 song. Lynn can be seen beaming with pride as she watched the performance from the audience, among her family, friends, and industry peers.
“Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man” was written by Becki Bluefield and Jim Owen, and was released by Lynn and Twitty on their 1973 album of the same name. The track was the only single released from the album and marked the third No. 1 for the duo, staying at the top of the Billboard chart for one week and remaining on the chart for thirteen. The album, likewise, rose to No. 1 on the Country chart, while also peaking at No. 153 on the all-genre Billboard 200 chart.
Watch as Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood perform “Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man” below.