Loretta Lynn To Be Honored With ‘An All-Star Birthday Celebration Concert’

 

The Grand Ole Opry announced today (Jan. 14) via Facebook live-stream that Loretta Lynn will be honored by a tribute show billed as An All-Star Birthday Celebration Concert at Bridgestone Arena on April 1, 2019, in the month of her 87th birthday.

Produced by AEG Presents, the tribute will include music from Alan Jackson, Miranda Lambert, Brandy Clark, George Strait, Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood, Jack White, Martina McBride, Kacey Musgraves, Keith Urban, Little Big Town, Margo Price, Darius Rucker, Pistol Annies, and more.

Acclaimed music producer Dave Cobb will serve as musical director for the evening of celebration and song. Net proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the Opry Trust Fund and the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.

“I am so excited to celebrate my 87th birthday with all my friends,” shared Lynn. “This is the first time I’ve ever had a birthday party! My birthday wish has come true. The only other wish I have is that Keith Urban jumps out of my birthday cake!”

Garth Brooks was on hand at the press conference to surprise Lynn with a birthday cake to kick-off the celebration. “She’s the queen of country music,” Brooks said. “There’s not a level she hasn’t crushed, no matter how big this party is, it ain’t gonna be big enough! This is going to be an honor and a blast!”

AEG Presents’ Ali Harnell serves as executive producer of the event noted the significance of the timing, “Producing this event is an absolute pride-filled highlight of my career. I have always looked to Loretta as an inspiration on so many fronts. She is a boundary-pushing, trailblazing, surviving, undeniable superstar and I can’t wait to celebrate her and all her many achievements on April 1 at Bridgestone Arena.”

“Loretta’s been warming hearts and putting smiles on faces since she joined the Opry in 1962,” added Sally Williams, SVP Programming & Artist Relations Opry Entertainment and GM, Grand Ole Opry. “There’s no one who deserves a big birthday throw-down more than her. And by generously including the Opry Trust Fund in the festivities, it will be the country music community that will receive the gifts this year as she helps us fulfill the mission of helping those in our community who are in need.”

“Country Music Hall of Fame member Loretta Lynn is a beloved and important figure in American music,” said Kyle Young, CEO of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. “Loretta’s gift helps assure the success of our ongoing education mission, as we relate her story and the stories of other vital music-makers to generations of listeners and learners. In our museum, Loretta will always be a precious presence, as the memories and artistry of a coal miner’s daughter continue to inspire.”

Tickets to Loretta Lynn: All-Star Birthday Celebration Concert go on sale here Friday, January 18 at 10:00 a.m. CT.

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