Loretta Lynn plans 87th birthday all-star tribute
Published 6:06 am Saturday, January 19, 2019
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Country music queen Loretta Lynn has big plans for her 87th birthday this April in the form of an all-star tribute concert featuring Jack White, Garth Brooks, George Strait and many more.
The “Coal Miner’s Daughter” singer-songwriter on Monday announced details of the April 1 show in Nashville, Tennessee, at the Bridgestone Arena.
She released her album “Wouldn’t It Be Great” last year, but hasn’t been performing publicly since she had a stroke in 2017 and missed being honored at the CMT Artists of the Year show last October due to an illness.
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Other artists scheduled to perform are Alan Jackson, Trisha Yearwood, Little Big Town, Martina McBride, Miranda Lambert, Keith Urban, Kacey Musgraves, Brandy Clark, Darius Rucker and the Pistol Annies.
Lynn said she’s not planning any duets during the concert, instead saying she just wants the artists to sing for her. “I know what I want to hear and I am pretty sure they will be singing them,” Lynn said.
Still the Country Music Hall of Famer said she would eventually like to perform again. “Feels like I have been gone a hundred years,” she told The Associated Press.
Despite her health problems, including fracturing a hip, she has continued to put out music and earned a Grammy nomination this year for best country solo performance for her song “Wouldn’t It Be Great,” which she wrote about her late husband Oliver “Doolittle” Lynn.