Hayley Williams sang "You Ain't Woman Enough" to honor Loretta Lynn

Hayley Williams sang “You Ain’t Woman Enough” to honor Loretta Lynn

On February 6, Monday night, Paramore performed at Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville( the hometown of Hayley Williams) for the first time since 2018. Along with playing a set jam-packed with the band’s best hits, Hayley Williams also sang a rendition of late country singer Loretta Lynn’s “You Ain’t Woman Enough (To Take My Man)” at the group’s first Ryman Auditorium performance over 13 years ago.

The song “You Ain’t Woman Enough (To Take My Man)” was written and first performed by Loretta Lynn, an country music singer from the U.S. Decca Records issued it as a single in May 1966. Since then, it has come to be known as one of Lynn’s iconic songs.

The real-life woman Lynn encountered backstage before a concert inspired the song “You Ain’t Woman Enough (To Take My Man).” In 2016, Lynn recalled the woman telling her how another woman had tried to elope with her hubby.

In 1966, the song peaked at number two on the Hot Country Singles chart of U.S. Billboard. The song’s biggest hit to that date became her eighth top-ten record on the country chart.

The frontwoman told the crowd that she wanted to bring back the 1966 song to honor Lynn after her passing. At the age of 90, Lynn passed away on October 4.

The group’s 2010 rarity “In the Mourning” and Fleetwood Mac’s “Landslide” were performed alongside the cover. Williams’ vocals were indistinguishable from Lynn’s original performance and effortlessly hit her delicate high notes.

The Lynn cover concluded a segment of the performance where Williams performed by himself on an acoustic guitar.

Hayley Williams
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The highly anticipated sixth studio album from Paramore, the upcoming album, “This Is Why,” got previewed at the Opry performance. On February 10, Friday, the LP will come. The group has already released three tracks from the following album:  “The News,”  “C’est Comme Ca,” and “This Is Why.”

Williams spoke with American Songwriter about the latter single. We’re releasing tracks, she continued, “that demonstrate the breadth of the record.” “When we wrote ‘C’est Comme Ca,’ we were enthusiastic. It brings to mind some of the best dance-punk tunes we used to listen to as kids. It is a high five for that fashion.”

On February 7, the group will host a global listening party to further mark the album’s release. The free but constrained events will happen simultaneously at independent music stores worldwide.

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