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Lynn receives birthday tribute from Strait, Brooks, Musgraves

Monday, January 14, 2019 – George Strait, Garth Brooks, Miranda Lambert, Kacey Musgraves, Alan Jackson and Keith Urban will be the among playing a tribute concert for Loretta Lynn in April in Nashville.

Brandy Clark, Darius Rucker, Jack White, Little Big Town, Margo Price, Martina McBride, Pistol Annies and Trisha Yearwood were also among the first artists announce for the "Loretta Lynn: An All-Star Birthday Celebration Concert" on Monday, April 1 at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena.

Uber producer Dave Cobb will be the musical director. Net proceeds from ticket sales benefit the Opry Trust Fund and the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.

"I am so excited to celebrate my 87th birthday with all my friends," said Lynn. "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."

Brooks was on hand at the press conference to surprise Lynn with a birthday cake to kick-off the celebration. Brooks said, "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."

Lynn released her most recent album,"Wouldn't It Be Great," last September.

Tickets go on sale Friday, Jan. 18 at 10 a.m. (central) with prices ranging from $29.50 to $149.50.

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Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Rising Appalachia buck the mainsteam, and that's fine with them – Rising Appalachia would not be accused of being in the musical mainstream. Not too many bands who combine folk and Appalachian sounds with new world music could possibly be. And that suits the sister-led duo of Chloe Smith and Leah Song just fine. In fact, at one point, Chloe made it clear she did not embrace radio play as a sign of success... »»»
Concert Review: Bingham plays with something to prove – Ryan Bingham mainly focused on songs from his sixth album "American Love Song," for this lively show. Backed by a supportive band that also included two female backup singers and a fiddler, Bingham's eclectic setlist touched upon country, singer/songwriter folk, rock and blues. Bingham reached for lively country sounds early on, with... »»»
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