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In addition to being two of country’s biggest stars, Loretta Lynn and Willie Nelson are also close friends. Their friendship spans over the course of decades, and recently the two of them paired up for a new duet on Lynn’s Full Circle album, called “Lay Me Down.”
Since Lynn and Nelson’s friendship has been so well-documented over the years, many have wondered how these two country legends first met. Well now we don’t have to wonder any longer, because Lynn was more than happy to share the story of their first meeting during an interview in promotion of Full Circle.
Lynn said that she met Nelson when she first came to Nashville, and they ended up doing a few shows together. For Lynn, that first meeting between the two of them left her feeling a bit starstruck.
“I thought he was one of the most handsomest men I’ve ever seen,” she said with a smile.
Now, we’re used to seeing Nelson with his beard and signature long braids. But back when Lynn met him for the first time, Nelson was clean-shaven with short hair, and he wore a business suit. But even though Nelson looks quite different now than he did when Lynn met him for the first time, she loves him either way.
“He was a handsome guy. Well, he’s still handsome!” she said. “I love Willie. I don’t care if he’s got hair clear down to the floor.“
Watch Lynn’s charming interview about her first meeting with Nelson below. While you’re at it, enjoy the music video for their new duet, “Lay Me Down,” as well.
We wonder what Nelson’s first impression of Lynn was? We’d like to know!
Loretta shares the first time she met Willie Nelson! Watch:
Posted by Loretta Lynn Official on Sunday, April 10, 2016
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