Loretta Lynn fans pay tribute at Ryman Auditorium following her death

Fans of country music icon Loretta Lynn gathered at the Ryman Auditorium, noting the location as the place where she got her start.

A large gathering of people collected to mourn and pay tribute at Lynn’s statue outside of the historic venue.

Humble beginnings

“‘She’s an icon,’ said a mother who walked up with her family. ‘I grew up on her. My mom raised me up on her,'” Nashville’s News Channel 9 reported.

“The story of Loretta Lynn is by now legendary — the daughter of a coal miner and farmer from Butcher Hollow, Kentucky,” it added.

Lynn’s passing

“Our precious mom, Loretta Lynn, passed away peacefully this morning, October 4th, in her sleep at home in her beloved ranch in Hurricane Mills,” the statement read.

Lynn’s passing on Tuesday marked the end of a legendary career that spanned decades as a country music star.

The singer’s beginnings in small-town Kentucky bloomed into songs known worldwide.

Hits like “Coal Miner’s Daughter,” “Don’t Come Home A’ Drinkin’ (With Lovin’ On Your Mind)” and “You Ain’t Woman Enough (To Take My Man)” discussed real-world issues in powerful ways for her time.

The news of her passing has left behind a number of mourning fans who have known Lynn through her music throughout their lifetime.