Tribute Held For Country Legend Jean Shepard

Posted at 10:48 PM, Nov 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-21 00:13:13-05

Hundreds came out for a special tribute to country music legend Jean Shepard.

Shepard was originally supposed to be part of the show at the Nashville Palace on Sunday, but after she passed away in September, a tribute was planned instead.

An all-star lineup featuring Lorrie Morgan, Jeannie Seely, and Riders in the Sky honored Shepard by playing some of her greatest hits.

She was a member of the Grand Ole Opry, Country Music Hall of Fame, and was known as a pioneer for women in country music.

Her son, Harold Franklin Hawkins, Jr., said he's thankful for all those who came out to honor her once again.

"She broke down a lot of doors for female country artists, and as you can see, it's kind of overwhelming, but it's all about preserving her legacy and country music: 60 years in the Grand Ole Opry, Country Music Hall of Fame, the list goes on and on,” Hawkins said.

People came from all over, including Canada, New York, even Australia, for Sunday night's show.