The severe flooding in four Middle TENNESSEE counties over the weekend claimed at least 21 lives, including WAYNE SPEARS, the longtime foreman of LORETTA LYNN’S DUDE RANCH in HURRICANE MILLS, who did not survive being swept away in the flood waters on SATURDAY (8/21). More than 20 people are still missing.
2021 May be off to a slow start, but it’s quickly gaining steam as we find out more details about Loretta Lynn’s March 19th album release! With guest appearances from Reba, Tanya Tucker, Margo Price and many more, “Still Woman Enough” promises to be a powerhouse of feminine strength! “I am just so thankful to have some of my friends join me on my new album. We girl singers gotta stick together,” Lynn says in the news release. “It’s amazing how much has happened in the 50 years since ‘Coal Miner’s Daughter’ first came out and I’m extremely grateful to be given a part to play in the history of American music.”
LEBANON, Tenn., Sept. 23, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — To honor the legendary Loretta Lynn for blazing a trail for women in country music, Cracker Barrel Old Country Store named the icon its 2019 Cracker Barrel Country Legend Award recipient. The award was presented to Loretta by Cracker Barrel’s “Five Decades, One Voice” partner artist Trisha Yearwood at Lynn’s beloved ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tenn.
Yesterday the official Twitter account for Loretta Lynn made the announcement that the people’s queen of country was quietly recovering at her home after suffering a broken hip injury from falling. Since then fans and stars alike have been flooding the platform with love and support for the musical icon. Our hearts and prayers as well go out to Loretta for a comfortable and speedy recovery! American music icon, Loretta Lynn is recovering from a fractured hip after a fall while at home. She is doing well and thanks all her fans for their thoughts and prayers. pic.twitter.com/wBSpJGZBob — Loretta Lynn (@LorettaLynn) January 8, 2018 Love you Loretta, 🙏🙏🙏 — Bellamy Brothers (@BellamyBrothers) January 9, 2018 Ms Loretta, I'm joining my birthday wish with @TheCrystalGayle for everyone to send you healing thoughts and prayers. Love you lots and get well soon!!💗🎶😇 — Deb Cornell (@DebCornell3) January 8, 2018 Feel better soon Loretta! We all love you and our hearts are with you! ❤️ — Sheldon Riddle (@SheldonRiddle) January 8, 2018 Get better soon my friend. Not through with you yet Loretta. Take care of yourself and hope you get better real soon. Be careful my friend, you're one of my only few classic one's left. Don't wanna lose you yet. Get plenty of rest and take it easy my friend. — William Stine, Jr. (@stinejrwilliam1) January 8, 2018
Loretta Lynn Celebrates Her 50th Opry Anniversary! As the Grand Ole Opry prepares to celebrate the 50th Opry Anniversary of country icon Loretta Lynn with a star-packed Opry show featuring Lynn, Miranda Lambert, Pistol Annies, Crystal Gayle, Lee Ann Womack, and more tomorrow night, fans can celebrate Lynn’s golden achievement in the hours leading up to the show online and on the radio. Among the activities planned in honor of the Coal Miner’s Daughter: Twitter: Fans and fellow artists are invited to share their favorite memories of Lynn via Twitter using #Love4Loretta. Favorite tweets will be compiled into special blogs on opry.com and shared at tomorrow night’s show. Loretta on the Radio: Opry flagship station 650 AM-WSM (wsmonline.com) is scheduled to play a Lynn song every hour tomorrow, Tues., Sept. 25, and has invited other country artists to call in throughout the day with their congratulations for the iconic artist. Lynn’s sisters Crystal Gayle and Peggy Sue will visit the 650 AM-WSM studio for a live show in Lynn’s honor 2 – 3 p.m. tomorrow. Tomorrow night’s Opry show can be heard live on 650 AM-WSM, opry.com, wsmonline.com, and free apps available from both the Opry and 650 AM WSM. Press Conference Stream: opry.com will stream a press conference featuring Lynn and other artists on tomorrow night’s show live from backstage at the Opry House at 6:30 p.m. Enter To Win the Fine Print: Tomorrow only, fans can visit opry.com to enter to win a Loretta Lynn 50th Opry Anniversary Hatch Show Print to be signed tomorrow evening by the guest of honor. Be sure to watch and/or listen!
Loretta Lynn Announces Zoey Deschanel To Play Her On Broadway! Loretta Lynn has officially announced that a Broadway stage adaption of Coal Miner’s Daughter is in the works, and she has chosen actress Zoey Deschanel to portray her! Loretta is understandably excited about the upcoming project, and Deschanel is grateful for the opportunity! “It’s a long way from Butcher Holler to Broadway in New York City. I never imagined I’d see Coal Miner’s Daughter on a movie screen, and now I can’t believe it’s going to be on a stage for people to see. I’m going to be right there in the front row. And I know Zooey is going to be great – she sings and writes her own songs just like I do, and we even have the same color eyes!” -Loretta Lynn “Loretta Lynn and her music have been inspirations for me for as long as I can remember. She is a true legend and to be chosen to play such an iconic woman is a dream come true.” -Zoey Deschanel Lynn made the announcement last Thursday evening during a performance at the Ryman Auditorium, and after the announcement Zoey joined her onstage for a duet! More details on the Broadway production of Coal Miner’s Daughter to come soon! Until then, what do you think?
Loretta Lynn Cancels First Shows of 2012. Loretta Lynn has canceled the first shows scheduled for 2012. This includes stops in Ashland, KY on Saturday, January 7th and Durham, NC on January 8th. The shows have not had firm dates reset, but should be rescheduled eventually. This is not the first time Loretta has had to cancel shows. She recently had to do so because she was suffering from a bout of pneumonia. Here’s hoping Loretta is just fine, and will be able to return to her scheduled performance dates! For more details on cancelations and rescheduling click here.
We’ve got MORE great music to give away! Three more copies of Coal Miner’s Daughter: A Tribute to Loretta Lynn just landed in our lap, and that means they could land in yours! Subscribe to our email newsletter and include your valid shipping address to enter! The album features performances from Miranda Lambert, Sheryl Crow, and even Miss Loretta Lynn herself as well as many other special guests. I have absolutely fallen in LOVE with this album, and I am certain you will too! You can get details about the new album on their facebook page, or on the official site! * Prize provided by Sony Music. * Entries must be received by Sunday Dec 12th. * Winners will not be eligible for another prize drawing until 90days after this one. * Winners will be drawn Monday Dec 13th and each will be notified individually. Can’t wait to win it? Buy Coal Miner’s Daughter: A Tribute to Loretta Lynn today at iTunes or Amazon! Enjoy these videos from artists featured on Loretta’s tribute album: Paramore: [youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iKGGzLcuTKk] Sheryl Crow: [youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aN0cgywM01U] Carrie Underwood: [youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Z98VV4Mvoo] Alan Jackson: [youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibEw5yvMPH8] Miranda Lambert: [youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n14aQ_FLRA8] Jack White: [youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rgtJLHBHdPk] Country Music Photo Gallery
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Details of a Loretta Lynn tribute concert and album slowly surface. Coal Miner’s Daughter: A Tribute to Loretta Lynn is the working title for an upcoming concert and album paying homage to one of country music’s finest legacies. Loretta Lynn will be honored in October as part of a Grammy Salute to Country Music concert series, with the album to follow on November 9th. Details of who will be singing her classic songs are still surfacing, but you can be sure we’re excited! In the meantime, Lynn’s 1976 memoir, Coal Miner’s Daughter, will be reissued in paperback in September.