Loretta Lynn entertained a crowd of fans at her Hurricane Mills, Tennessee ranch on Saturday where she was honored with the unveiling of a new portrait commissioned by her family, reports Billboard. The artist who drew the portrait, Corey Frizzell, is the nephew of country artists Lefty and David Frizzell and has sketched stars including George Jones, Alan Jackson and Vince Gill. It took him six hours to complete, using a classic No. 2 pencil.
Loretta was shown the sketch, taken from one of her earliest publicity shots, backstage before her show. When asked what she thought about when she saw the young woman in the drawing, she remembered one of her biggest hits. “I see the ‘Blue Kentucky Girl,’” she said. “That’s what I see. That was my all-time favorite song that I sing of all of them.”
She also told Billboard fans can expect a lot of new music from her. “I’ve got about nineteen things ready,” she said. “I’ve got a Christmas album done, a religious album done, a CD of mountain songs with Shawn Camp.”
Additionally, she’s planning to call up rock musician and Nashville resident Jack White for another possible collaboration. Jack produced her 2004 album, Van Lear Rose. Besides new music, she’s also excited about her upcoming Gospel Music Festival set for September 28-29 at her ranch. “We’ve got so many gospel groups coming,” she told Billboard. “ I plan on going down and watching them all day, because I want to see this.”