All-Star Lineup Announced For Loretta Lynn’s Public Memorial Service
Loretta Lynn passed away October 4, 2022, and fans will have a chance to pay their respects to the Coal Miner’s Daughter at a public memorial service.
The Lynn family announced Thursday (October 20) that a celebration of Loretta’s life will take place on October 30 at the Grand Ole Opry house in Nashville.
“COAL MINER’S DAUGHTER: A Celebration of the Life & Music of Loretta Lynn” is scheduled to take place at 6 p.m. CST and will air live on CMT. The commercial-free event will be hosted by TODAY host Jenna Bush Hager and will feature an all-star lineup that includes performances and appearances by Barbara Mandrell, Darius Rucker, Crystal Gayle, Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, Emmy Russell & Lukas Nelson, George Strait, Brandi Carlile, Keith Urban, Little Big Town, Wynonna, Tanya Tucker and more.
CMT also promises never-before-seen performances and collaborations as well as special appearances from Loretta’s closest friends and family.
The event is open to the general public, but ticket availability is limited. Get more info about tickets HERE.
“We are truly honored to work closely alongside Loretta’s family to create a celebration of life fit for a true queen of country music, Loretta Lynn. She was a true original, a woman who always sang from her heart, never shied away from challenging the status quo, and blazed the path forward for her fellow female artists. From her firecracker spirit and signature musicality to her unmistakable country style and unparalleled authenticity, we look forward to honoring her in the best way we know how: sharing stories and songs with her family, friends and the legions of fans she loved dearly,” shared CMT producers in a statement.
Loretta Lynn passed away at her beloved Hurricane Mills, Tennessee, home at the age of 90. Her family shared news of her death on social media, saying:
“Our precious mom, Loretta Lynn, passed away peacefully this morning, October 4th, in her sleep at home at her beloved ranch in Hurricane Mills.”
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The Queen of Country Music was laid to rest on October 7 in the family cemetery. She was buried next to her husband of nearly 50 years, Oliver “Doolittle” Lynn, according to Lynn’s daughter Peggy.
“Today was bitter sweet..as I kissed my mom’s beautiful face one last time..whispering to her..I love you yesterday, today, tomorrow and always. My aunt came up to me at the service and said I see your mommy in you..I hugged her and said that is the best thing I could hear..because I feel her,” Peggy wrote. “As they laid mom to rest beside my daddy we held one another, arm in arm and sang..I was born a coal miners daughter in a cabin on a hill in Butcher Holler.”