COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF MIDDLE TENNESSEE PRESENTS’ “LORETTA LYNN: AN ALL-STAR BIRTHDAY CONCERT CELEBRATION”
Sold-Out Evening Features Performances by Alan Jackson, Alison Krauss, Brandi Carlile, Brandy Clark, Cam, Crystal Gayle, Darius Rucker, Garth Brooks, George Strait, Holly Williams, Jack White & The Do-Whatters, John Carter Cash & Ana Cristina Cash, Kacey Musgraves, Keith Urban, Lee Ann Womack, Little Big Town, Margo Price, Martina McBride, Miranda Lambert, Pistol Annies, Randy Houser, Tanya Tucker, The Highwomen and Trisha Yearwood
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Music icon Loretta Lynn celebrated her birthday last night with a once-in-a-lifetime music event at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee. Produced by Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, net proceeds from ticket sales to "Loretta Lynn: An All-Star Birthday Celebration Concert" benefitted the Loretta Lynn Fund in support of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and the Opry Trust Fund.
A 2019 GRAMMY nominee, Lynn had never had an official birthday party until last night. Surrounded by friends and family, she celebrated in grand style with performances by friends Alan Jackson, Alison Krauss, Brandi Carlile, Brandy Clark, Cam, her sister Crystal Gayle & Peggy Sue, Darius Rucker, Garth Brooks, George Strait, Holly Williams, Jack White & the Do-Whatters, John Carter Cash & Ana Cristina Cash, Kacey Musgraves, Keith Urban, Lee Ann Womack, Little Big Town, Margo Price, Martina McBride, Miranda Lambert, Pistol Annies, Randy Houser, Tanya Tucker, The Highwomen and Trisha Yearwood. Loretta Lynn has long been established as the undisputed Queen of Country Music, with more than 50 years of recording and touring to her name. A self-taught guitarist and songwriter, Lynn was one of the most distinctive performers in Nashville in the 1960s and 1970s. She shook up Nashville by writing her own songs, many of which tackled boundary-pushing topics drawn from her own life experiences as a wife and mother. "Coal Miner's Daughter," "Fist City" and "Don't Come Home A' Drinkin' (With Lovin' on Your Mind)" are just three of her 16 country No. 1 singles. Lynn is also one of the most awarded musicians of all time. She has been inducted into more music Halls of Fame than any female recording artist, including The Country Music Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame, and was the first woman to be named the Country Music Association's Entertainer of the Year in 1972. Lynn received Kennedy Center Honors in 2003 and a Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2013. In 2015, she was named recipient of Billboard's inaugural Women in Music "Legend" Award. Lynn has won four GRAMMY Awards (including a GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award in 2010) and sold more than 45 million records worldwide.
Special thanks to Executive Producer Ali Harnell, Live Nation’s newly named President of Women Nation; the dedicated team at AEG presents; talent producer Shanna Strassberg; and acclaimed music producer Dave Cobb who served as musical director for the evening.