Loretta Lynn will host the inaugural Loretta Lynn’s Gospel Music Festival at her own Hurricane Mills, Tennessee ranch September 28-29. Loretta has a well-known love of gospel music and for the first time, she is welcoming the top acts in the genre to her home.
“Its kind of like an old-time all-day singing and dinner on the ground,” Loretta said. “I got to thinking. I have a big ranch where I live so I decided to throw a good ole Gospel weekend here! I want family and friends to bring a blanket, set up a picnic and then enjoy some of my favorite Gospel music singers! I may even come down and sing a song myself!
“I hope it will be something we can keep going every year,” she continued. “I already have a big campground and cabins where people can stay. We also have a big stage – we have concerts all summer and have done so since 1974.”
Scheduled to appear are Mark Lowry, The Hoppers, The Isaacs, Karen Peck & New River, Gold City, Rambo-McGuire, The Singing Cookes, The Freemans, Brian Free & Assurance, Michael Combs, Archie Watkins & Smoky Mountain Reunion, and The Sneed Family. For early arrivals, there will be a special bonfire and sing-a-long on September 27.
“I should have started this years ago,” Loretta said. “But, it’s never too late – I am inviting everyone to my ranch to have a great ole Gospel time! It’ll be a fun time for the whole family. Speaking of family, I want to thank Jeff Sneed and The Sneed Family for helping me plan and promote this Gospel Music Festival. We sure are looking forward to this special time!”