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.