Country music icon Loretta Lynn‘s birthday celebration at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena last night (April 1) was extra special! Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood, George Strait, Keith Urban, Miranda Lambert, Pistol Annies, Alan Jackson, Kacey Musgraves, Margo Price, Brandy Clark, Darius Rucker, Little Big Town, Martina McBride, and Jack White were all on hand to perform during the event. The country maven turns 87-years-old on April 14th!
Watch Loretta answer a few questions before her party got started!
She is so excited about her first birthday party ever and her very spectacular cake!
As promised, Keith Urban jumped out of Loretta Lynn’s birthday cake as the crowd sang “Happy Birthday”!
“I am so excited to celebrate my 87th birthday with all my friends. This is the first time I’ve ever had a birthday party!” Loretta shared via a press release announcing the show back in January. “My birthday wish has come true. The only other wish I have is that Keith Urban jumps out of my birthday cake!”
Loretta Lynn got both of her birthday wishes and a sweet note from Keith on Instagram!
Oh goodness, our hearts! Loretta Lynn had to wait 87 years for her first birthday party, but this one was worth the wait! The legend herself, alongside Tanya Tucker and sister Crystal Gayle, closed out the all-star concert by singing her signature hit, “Coal Miner’s Daughter,” her first major public performance since suffering a stroke in 2017.
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“Coal Miner’s Daughter” Lyrics
Well, I was borned a coal miner’s daughter
In a cabin, on a hill in Butcher Holler
We were poor but we had love
That’s the one thing that daddy made sure of
He shoveled coal to make a poor man’s dollar
My daddy worked all night in the Van Lear coal mines
All day long in the field a hoin’ corn
Mommy rocked the babies at night
And read the Bible by the coal oil light
And ever’ thing would start all over come break of morn
Daddy loved and raised eight kids on a miner’s pay
Mommy scrubbed our clothes on a washboard ever’ day
Why I’ve seen her fingers bleed
To complain, there was no need
She’d smile in mommy’s understanding way
In the summertime we didn’t have shoes to wear
But in the wintertime we’d all get a brand new pair
From a mail order catalog
Money made from selling a hog
Daddy always managed to get the money somewhere
Yeah, I’m proud to be a coal miner’s daughter
I remember well, the well where I drew water
The work we done was hard
At night we’d sleep ’cause we were tired
I never thought of ever leaving Butcher Holler
Well a lot of things have changed since a way back then
And it’s so good to be back home again
Not much left but the floor, nothing lives here anymore
Except the memory of a coal miner’s daughter