It's common knowledge that American Idol Season 22 contestant Emmy Russell is related to Loretta Lynn — but when you dig a little deeper, it turns out that her family includes quite a few other well-known country singers!

Who Is Emmy Russell From American Idol?

Russell, 25, has consistently been a standout during Season 22 of American Idol, and she's become a real audience favorite. Most recently, she won her way into the Top 7 with a stunning, emotional performance of Lynn's signature hit, "Coal Miner's Daughter."

How Is Emmy Russell Related to Loretta Lynn?

Emmy Russel from American Idol is Loretta Lynn's granddaughter. She even performed on stage with her iconic memaw, and she inherited her acoustic guitar, which she plays in her own live performances.

Who Are Emmy Russell's Other Family Members?

In addition to her Country Music Hall of Famer grandmother, Emmy Russell is related to at least nine other well-known singers and musicians, by our count.

Loretta Lynn had four other siblings who pursued successful careers in music, and five of her own children also inherited the musical talent that runs in the family.

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Scroll through the photos below to see which members of Emmy Russell's family are famous singers and musicians.

PICTURES: 'American Idol' Star Emmy Russell Has a VERY Famous Family

It's common knowledge that American Idol Season 22 contestant Emmy Russell is related to Loretta Lynn — but when you dig a little deeper, it turns out that her family includes quite a few other well-known country singers!

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15 Photos Prove 'American Idol' Star Emmy Russell Is Loretta Lynn's Living Legacy

Emmy Russell is competing on Season 22 of American Idol with some added weight on her shoulders - she's the granddaughter of the great Loretta Lynn. The 25-year-old has had to work past the pressure of living up to her memaw, all while in front of a national audience.

The young singer carries so much of her Lynn with her - including her guitar. She also bears quite the resemblance to her famous grandmother, especially in the early days of her storied career.

Keep scrolling to see side-by-side photos of the two singers that will have you believing Russell is Lynn's living legacy.

PICTURES: See Inside Loretta Lynn's Historic First Nashville Home

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PICTURES: Look Inside Loretta Lynn's Luxurious Nashville Home

Loretta Lynn's luxurious former home outside of Nashville is for sale, and pictures show a property that's a perfect mix of classy and cozy. The country queen's 4-bedroom, 3-bathroom, 3,409-square-foot home in a rural community outside of Nashville is listed for sale for $799,000, and that price includes a residence that is "finished to a T," according to its listing. The beautiful home sits on more than five acres of rural land directly on the river, offering direct access for canoeing and kayaking. The rural property is just two minutes from I-40, offering an easy commute into Nashville, and it also offers easy access to schools, stores, dining options and more amenities that are just minutes away.

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10 Stunning Facts About Loretta Lynn's Life and Career

Just how amazing was Loretta Lynn's life? The country legend died on Oct. 4, 2022, leaving behind dozens of albums and hundreds of great country songs. Here are 10 other notable achievements and facts about the "Coal Miner's Daughter."

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