Loretta Lynn celebrates 85th birthday with milestones

2017 is already shaping up as a banner year in the life and career of American music icon Loretta Lynn, whose album, Full Circle, has received a Grammy nomination for Best Country Album. As part of its 50th anniversary commemoration, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is mounting a major exhibition that is focused on the life, art and music of Loretta Lynn.

“I am so happy the Country Music Hall of Fame has asked me to be one of their main exhibits in 2017…gonna show off my 50 some odd years in country music!,” exclaimed Loretta on hearing news of the exhibition that opens August 25th. “They best have a big space…I have a lot of stuff! I’m so proud to share my life, and music with the Hall of Fame. Y’all come see us!”

With her 85th birthday coming up on April 14th, the fabled Ryman Auditorium in Nashville has slated two celebratory shows for April 14th and April 15th. Tickets range from $45 to $75 and are available via Ticketmaster.

PBS will be re-airing the acclaimed American Masters – Loretta Lynn: Still a Mountain Girl on January 27th at 10 pm. The documentary had its world premiere on March 4, 2016, on the same day as the release of her latest album, Full Circle.


Author: Buddy Iahn

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