Loretta Lynn’s birthday is guaranteed to be THE bash in 2019 you don’t want to miss, and we ain’t fooling around. The event, which falls on April 1st of this year, will hold 18,000 fans and be held in the Bridgestone Arena in Music City.
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Can you believe it! So excited to see everyone! ANNOUNCEMENT: @aegpresents @lorettalynnranchofficial L: An All-Star Birthday Celebration Concert with performances by Alan Jackson, Brandy Clark, Darius Rucker, Garth Brooks, George Strait, Jack White, Kacey Musgraves Keith Urban, Little Big Town, Margo PriceMartina McBride, Miranda Lambert Pistol Annies, and Trisha Yearwood on Monday, April 1! Tickets on sale this Friday, January 18 at 10AM #happybirthdaytome
The list of performers is staggering, including Alan Jackson, Garth Brooks, George Strait, Miranda Lambert, Keith Urban, Trisha Yearwood, and many more.
All of the performers are beyond excited to be a part of this historic event.
“I love you to pieces,” Garth Brooks said as he remembered something famed Hollywood actress Katharine Hepburn said.
“There’s this beautiful thing [Hepburn] said. She goes, ‘If a woman has ‘it,’ it doesn’t matter what she doesn’t have. And if a woman doesn’t have ‘it,’ it doesn’t matter what else she does have.’ And I don’t know if I’ve ever met someone who has ‘it’ as much as Miss Loretta.”
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I hope all my friends had a great start to 2019. I'm expecting it to be a great year. I'm going kick back a little, sing a little, pick a little, and spend lots of time with my family and my friends! (I might even pick up another grammy in February!) It's gonna be a good year, folks! Happy new year! #grammys #happynewyear
As for Lynn, she is much more excited about this birthday than she was a couple years ago.
“Don’t sing ‘Happy Birthday,’” Lynn said to the audience on her 85th birthday on April 14, 2017. “This ain’t my birthday. … You know I ain’t but 26.”
This year, the event won’t take place on her actual birthday, April 14th, but she will nonetheless be in a celebratory mood. The iconic singer has suffered health problems as of late, the most recent including a stay in the hospital this past October.
When asked how she is feeling now, Lynn emphatically said she “I feel GREAT”.
Those good feelings could be centered around her newest album, Wouldn’t It Be Great, which was released last September. Proving that Lynn is nowhere near finished making music.
“I’ve done quite a bit,” Lynn said. “I want to get back into it real good, though, like I used to write. I used to write all the time. Now I’m just writing when I want to, and that’s not good”.
The “Loretta Lynn: All-Star Birthday Celebration Concert” tickets go on sale this Friday. Net proceeds will benefit the Opry Trust Fund and the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.