Country music legend Loretta Lynn is celebrating her 50th year making music with a “A Tribute to an American Icon” 50th anniversary celebration with her final performance of the year at her Hurricane Mills ranch and home, to be held Saturday, Sept. 25. The concert is open to the public and is one of the special attractions available during the weekend events for Lynn’s fans and the general public. Visit www.LorettaLynn.com for more information and to purchase tickets to the show.
Lynn’s much-anticipated tribute album, Coal Miner’s Daughter: A Tribute to Loretta Lynn, will be released through Columbia Records on Nov. 9, 2010. The project, which features special guests Sheryl Crow, Steve Earle, Faith Hill, Alan Jackson, Kid Rock, Miranda Lambert, Martina McBride, Allison Moorer, Paramore, Reba, Carrie Underwood, The White Stripes, Lucinda Williams, Gretchen Wilson and Lee Ann Womack, features an updated version of her classic track, “Coal Miner’s Daughter.” The single, performed by Lynn with Miranda Lambert and Sheryl Crow, shipped to Country radio on Sept. 14 and is available for digital download purchase on Sept. 28.
The Loretta Lynn Ranch and Coal Miner’s Daughter Museum is located at 44 Hurricane Mills Road, Hurricane Mills, TN, 37978. Call (931) 296-7700 or visit www.LorettaLynn.com for more information.
For those of you who may have been living in a cave for the last half century or who are simply new to the United States of America (you are legal, aren’t you?), here’s some background on Loretta Lynn:
A true icon of Country music and American culture, Loretta Lynn, also known as the Coal Miner’s Daughter, is celebrating the 50th anniversary of her debut single this year. A member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, a four-time GRAMMY honoree and a recipient of the GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award, Lynn began her career with the 1960 success of her debut single, “I’m a Honky Tonk Girl.” The event launched a musical legacy that has included 16 No. 1 singles, including such classics as “One’s on the Way,” “Don’t Come Home A-Drinkin’ (with Lovin’ on Your Mind),” and Lynn’s signature song, “Coal Miner’s Daughter.” The song also shared its name with Lynn’s bestselling 1976 autobiography and the Academy Award-winning 1980 film starring Sissy Spacek. Loretta Lynn: Coal Miner’s Daughter is being re-issued in paperback by Vintage Books in September, with a new foreword by Lynn. In October 2010, Lynn will be honored at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium with a presentation of The Recording Academy’s President’s Merit Award in recognition of her remarkable career and contributions to Country music.
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