This isn’t an April Fool’s joke!
The legendary Loretta Lynn will be turning 87 years old on April 14th, and to commemorate this joyous occasion, some of her closest friends and biggest admirers are honoring her in a huge way! The biggest and most respected names in country music are joining forces for a once in a lifetime event honoring the Coal Miner’s Daughter that you are not going to want to miss.
Loretta Lynn: An All-Star Birthday Celebration Concert will take place on April 1, 2019 at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee.
The Surprise Announcement
Lynn was on hand for the announcement, which was broadcasted live on the Grand Ole Opry’s Facebook page. The country legend was seated on stage to reveal the big news, and later joined by Garth Brooks, who is slated as one of the night’s many performers.
CMT’s Katie Cook hosted the live stream and asked Brooks why he’s so excited about the All-Star Birthday Celebration.
“She’s the queen of country music, there’s not a level she hasn’t crushed, no matter how big this party is, it ain’t gonna be big enough! This is going to be an honor and a blast!” he said.
Brooks isn’t the only familiar name that will be honoring Lynn. Also taking the stage will be Alan Jackson, Brandy Clark, Darius Rucker, George Strait, Jack White, Kacey Musgraves, Keith Urban, Martina McBride, and many more.
Several of the performers took to social media after the announcement was made to express just how excited they are for the upcoming event!
Her First Birthday Party
Not only did Lynn help make this announcement, she also revealed something pretty surprising – she has never had a birthday party!
“I am so excited to celebrate my 87th birthday with all my friends,” Lynn said. “This is the first time I’ve ever had a birthday party! My birthday wish has come true. The only other wish I have is that Keith Urban jumps out of my birthday cake!”
Urban is on the bill, so this could be a possibility!
Tickets for Loretta Lynn: An All-Star Birthday Celebration Concert will be available starting on Friday, January 18 at 10AM CST. Prices range from $29-$149.50, plus fees, and VIP packages are available. According to a press release, proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the Opry Trust Fund and the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.
Watch the full live stream of the announcement below.