Happy Birthday, Loretta Lynn! The country music legend is celebrating her 89th birthday today. Undoubtedly, she’s accomplished a lot in her lifetime. She’s released 50 studio albums, landed 24 number one songs, and won four Grammy Awards. And she also just released her latest album, Still Woman Enough. In conclusion, Loretta Lynn has a lot to celebrate today.
In honor of the day, Loretta shared a photo collage of herself in her office at home. She captioned the photo with “89, fine like wine!” Along with the photo, she wrote, “It’s a great day for a birthday and I love most that it means another year making music, memories, and having fun with family and friends. Love y’all!”
The country singer is obviously enjoying her special day with her loved ones.
Country Music Celebrated Loretta Lynn’s Birthday in 2019
It’s not a party until the biggest names in country music show up to celebrate. And that’s exactly what happened for Loretta Lynn’s 87th birthday. Loretta joined her famous friends at Bridgestone Arena on April 1, 2019 for a concert in her name. Country stars took turns sharing their renditions of Loretta’s greatest hits. And she sat alongside the stage and watched the performances in her honor. Now that’s how you celebrate a birthday!
Martina McBride kicked off the festivities with a cover of Loretta Lynn’s debut single, “Honky Tonk Girl.” Then Keith Urban appeared on stage. He sat down at the piano and surprised Loretta with a special version of “Blue Kentucky Girl,” which transitioned into “Happy Birthday.” Loretta was in tears by the end of the performance.
Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood celebrated Loretta’s iconic duets with the late Conway Twitty by performing “After the Fire Is Gone.” Then Martina McBride returned to the stage to perform “Making Believe” with George Strait. Lastly, Lee Ann Womack performed “Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man” with Alan Jackson. By the end of the performances, the crowd was on their feet and cheering.
Other celebrities continued to perform throughout the night including John Carter Cash and his wife, Ana Cristina Cash. Allison Kraus also performed as did Loretta’s two sisters Peggy Sue and Crystal Gayle. But the best part of the night was the grand finale. The entire star-studded group joined Loretta on stage for one final performance. Together, the group sang “Coal Miner’s Daughter,” which is Loretta’s signature song.