Emmy’s tribute to her grandmother, who she calls “Memaw,” is expressed through her song titled “Memaw’s Guitar.” To tug on our heartstrings even more, during her live performances, Emmy chooses to play Loretta Lynn’s guitar, which she was gifted to on her 15th birthday, as a way of having a piece of her Memaw with her on stage.
Emmy Russell reflected on the moment she was asked to make her Opry debut, saying that she was “honored” to be a part of something so special, and knowing that it is for her grandmother makes it something she will treasure forever.
Emmy Russell has been performing for the majority of her life, going on the road with Loretta Lynn from just about the time she was born. Born on her grandparents anniversary, which Emmy considers a gift from God, she immediately started to hit the road as her grandmother performed. Thinking back on those moments, Emmy recalls that she would get up on stage and sing the ABC’s or Twinkle Twinkle Little Star during Loretta’s performances.
Emmy Russell expressed her admiration for her grandmother’s legacy, but acknowledged that it took her a while to discover her own identity and pursue her own unique path. While she is determined to keep honoring the family name, she is determined to forge her own path and carve out her own success. After making her Grand Ole Opry debut, we can’t wait to see what else Emmy Russell achieves.