I Love Life: Loretta Lynn’s Most Embarrassing Moment On Stage
While at the Grand Ole Opry’s WSM Radio in Nashville, I had the opportunity to interview country music’s biggest stars. One of them---Loretta Lynn.
During our interview at the Opry House, I asked Loretta if she could recall her most embarrassing moment on stage! She did!
“Losing my pantyhose! ‘Cause the first pair I ever got was because the girls from Louisiana talked me in to getting a pair of pantyhose. Of course I saved my money up and got me some. I must have got a pair of pantyhose for somebody that weighed 400 pounds. I thought all of them were one size. The girls knew what they were doing because they were always embarrassing me.”
What was about to happen surprised both the audience and Loretta Lynn!
“They were in my fan club and sitting in the front row. I put these pantyhose on and walked out on stage. The first two or three songs I didn’t say anything. I played my own guitar while I could feel something wiggling down my legs. I thought ‘what is this crawling down my legs?’ I was getting scared. I thought something was crawling down my legs! I wore really short dresses, little tiny short dresses because I didn’t have money to buy the material to make a full dress. After I got through with the three songs, I just told the people ‘something is wrong and I don’t know what it is.’ I looked down and the crotch of my pantyhose was down past my knees. I yelled ‘oh my God’ and just pulled my shoes off, kicked the pantyhose off the side and kept on going with the show!”
Now that’s a true professional! Thanks for the story Loretta!
In the days to come, we’ll be sharing more stories from the country music megastar.