Emmy Russell, Loretta Lynn’s granddaughter, delivered touching original song on American Idol

Emmy Russell, granddaughter of Loretta Lynn, sang her own song called “Skinny” during her American Idol audition last month. At first, the judges had to encourage the shy 24-year-old from Nashville to speak up during her interview. But when Russell mentioned her grandma was a country singer, it caught their attention. It later turned out her legendary grandma was none other than Loretta Lynn.

Russell showed off her beautiful voice in a mix of country and pop, just like her grandma’s. She also played the piano skillfully. Since it aired on February 25, 2024, her audition has become super popular, with over 2.3 million views on American Idol’s YouTube.