Loretta Lynn to Celebrate 50th Opry Anniversary September 25

The Grand Ole Opry® presented by Humana® will honor one its most beloved members, Loretta Lynn, with a Sept. 25 show celebrating her 50th Opry Anniversary. Among the artists scheduled to participate in the celebration are Lynn, her sister Crystal Gayle, plus friends Miranda Lambert, Lee Ann Womack, Trace Adkins, and Pistol Annies, who will [...] Read More

Dolly Parton Chooses Her Collaborations Carefully

Dolly Parton is one of the most sought after artists in the business when it comes to collaborations, but just because you’re talented, doesn’t mean she’ll work with you. Rocker Jack White — who’s produced records on Loretta Lynn and Wanda Jackson – has made no secret of his desire to work with the country icon, [...] Read More

Country Music Hall of Fame Honors Hank Williams

The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum will present a special program honoring Hank Williams on April 16. Titled “I Saw the Light: Songwriters Salute Hank,” the program will feature Rodney Crowell, Ashley Monroe, The Secret Sisters and Steve Young. I Saw the Light, which is presented in conjunction with the Museum’s exhibition Family [...] Read More

Loretta Lynn Honored With a Rose

Loretta Lynn was not the Lynn that earned acclaim for recording “Rose Garden” — that would be Lynn Anderson. But Loretta can grow her very own, self-named rose garden now, thanks to the creation of the Loretta Lynn Van Lear Rose. Named after her Grammy-winning album Van Lear Rose, the apricot-colored hybrid was created by Brad Jalbert of Select Roses in British Columbia. Loretta will receive a shipment of the strain at her home in Tennessee this spring, and it will go into wider distribution next fall. Read More

Loretta Lynn’s Short, Sweet Tribute

In the 1960s and early ‘70s, when Loretta Lynn was at her commercial peak, country hits were notably short musical affairs. “Don’t Come Home A-Drinkin’ (With Lovin’ On Your Mind)” ran a quaint two minutes and nine seconds. “Fist City” came in at 2:13. “You’re Lookin’ At Country” was a scant 2:20. So it was apropos that when the Recording Academy honored the Coal Miner’s Daughter Tuesday, it took just 45 minutes — short and sweet and pretty neat. Host Reba McEntire started the night off with a zippy western-swing version of “If You’re Not Gone Too Long,” bolstered by the Time Jumpers’ triple-fiddle section, pass-around solos and a walking stand-up bass. Read More