Loretta Lynn’s granddaughter Emmy Russell auditions for American Idol inspired by legacy

Emmy Russell, a third-generation performer aiming to meet and differently exceed her iconic Nashville roots, is attempting to do so by auditioning for American Idol’s 22nd season,

Time spent being judged and mentored by Luke Bryan, Katy Perry, and Lionel Richie could springboard a career already achieving acclaim.

Emmy Russell, 2023

As the granddaughter of the late Country Music Hall of Famer Loretta Lynn (and niece of 22-time global country chart-topper Crystal Gayle), the first decade of Russell’s Nashville career has intermittently included the release of singles and in 2023, a debut at the Grand Ole Opry.

Another appearance on the Opry’s stage — along with Willie Nelson’s son, Lukas, at her grandmother’s CMT-broadcast memorial — earned her a Performance of the Year nomination at the 2023 CMT Music Awards.

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