Loretta Lynn to celebrate 50th anniversary with the Grand Ole Opry tonight with special guests Miranda Lambert, Pistol Annies, Crystal Gayle
The Grand Ole Opry will honor one its most beloved members, Loretta Lynn, with a special show tonight celebrating her 50th Opry Anniversary.
Among the artists scheduled to participate in the celebration are Lynn, her sister Crystal Gayle, plus friends Miranda Lambert, who lives in Tishomingo; Lee Ann Womack; Trace Adkins; and Lambert’s all-girl trio Pistol Annies, who will be making their Opry debut
Lynn joined the Opry family on Sept. 25, 1962, according to a news release. Among the hundreds of accolades she has received in the years since are three Grammy Awards, eight Country Music Association Awards (she became the first female artist to win the coveted Entertainer of the Year in 1972), induction into the Country Music and Songwriters Halls of Fame and the 2010 Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.
“There is no one at the Opry, in country music, or on Earth quite like Loretta Lynn,” said Pete Fisher, Grand Ole Opry vice president and general manager, in the release. “Her influence as a recording artist and songwriter reaches across musical genres, cultures, and generations. She’s earned her place among America’s musical icons, and we look forward to celebrating 50 years of Opry membership with her next month.”
Even if they can’t attend the show in Nashville, Tenn., fans can get help celebrate Lynn’s golden achievement today online and on the radio:
- Listen to the show: Tonight’s Opry show, which begins at 7, can be heard live on 650 AM-WSM, www.opry.com, www.wsmonline.com, and free apps available from both the Opry and 650 AM WSM.
- Press Conference Stream: At 6:30 tonight, www.opry.com will stream a press conference featuring Lynn and other artists live from backstage at the Opry House.
- Twitter: Fans and fellow artists are invited to share their favorite memories of Lynn via Twitter using #Love4Loretta. Favorite tweets will be compiled into special blogs on opry.com and shared during tonight’s show.