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Feb 26

Reba, Loretta Lynn & Bobby Bare to Play Johnny Cash Music Festival

Reba, Loretta Lynn & Bobby Bare to Play Johnny Cash Music Festival

Johnny Cash (1932 – 2003) walks inside the gates of Folsom Prison, preparing to perform his fourth concert for inmates there, California, 1964. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Reba McEntire, Bobby Bare and Loretta Lynn will perform at the Fourth Annual Johnny Cash Music Festival, set to be hosted by legendary singer and comedian Mark Lowry. The concert will take place August 15 at Arkansas State University’s Convocation Center in Jonesboro, AR.

“When I was asked to perform at the Johnny Cash Music Festival, there was absolutely no hesitation,” Reba said. ”I have always had a great deal of respect for Johnny Cash, and not just because he was one of the finest entertainers, performers and recording artists this industry has ever known. It is also because of his compassion and generosity. The fact that some of the money raised from these concerts goes into a scholarship fund to help deserving kids further their education is something I know would make him very proud.” Continue Reading

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Feb 25

Updated: Loretta Lynn’s Home Catches Fire

Loretta Lynn's Home Catches Fire

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Nashville’s WKRN.com reports a Tuesday morning fire caused minor damage at Loretta Lynn‘s home on Hurricane Mills Road in Humphreys County, Tenn. A candle overturned, igniting a nearby chair and Lynn put the fire out with a pillow, which caused minor burns on her fingertips.

For more information, visit WKRN.com.

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Dec 31

2013 Rewind Bonus: Loretta Lynn’s Roller Coaster Year

2013 Rewind Bonus: Loretta Lynn's Roller Coaster Year

Photo courtesy of The Tennesseean.

It was a year of highs and lows for Loretta Lynn. The singer suffered through the loss of her daughter and major damage to her ranch, but also received one of the President’s highest honors.

Loretta’s daughter, Betty Sue Lynn, died July 29 at her home in Waverly, Tenn., from complications of emphysema. “Loretta and her family thank friends and fans for their thoughts and prayers during this time of great loss,” Loretta’s publicist said at the time. Continue Reading

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Nov 19

GAC Album Review: Donna Ulisse’s Showin’ My Roots

GAC Album Review: Donna Ulisse's Showin' My Roots

Donna Ulisse’s 2013 album, Showin’ My Roots. Photo courtesy of donnaulisse.com.

A celebrated songwriter with multiple International Bluegrass Music Association nominations in recent years, Virginian Donna Ulisse mixes it up on her new project with a collection of covers pulled from her favorite songs. Showin’ My Roots, Donna’s sixth album in seven years, digs deep into the catalogs of Merle Haggard, Dolly Parton, Loretta Lynn and others while serving up recast versions of classic songs.

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Oct 9

Brad Paisley, Martina McBride & More Added to George Jones Tribute Show

Brad Paisley, Martina McBride & More Added to George Jones Tribute Show

George Jones photo courtesy of Webster PR.

The November 22 sold-out George Jones tribute concert, now officially dubbed the “Playin’ Possum! The Final NO SHOW,” has gotten even bigger. Brad Paisley, Martina McBride, Loretta Lynn, Ronnie Milsap, Big & Rich, Lee Ann Womack, Craig Morgan, Thompson Square, Bill Anderson and Megadeth have all been added to the lineup, which already includes some of the biggest names in music.

“The evening of George Jones songs is going to be the best musical tribute Nashville has ever seen,” Nancy Jones, George’s widow, said. “We have many surprises planned, and I just wish George could be here to see what we are doing for him.”

Photos: Remembering George Jones >> Continue Reading

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Sep 19

Tickets Still Available for Loretta Lynn’s Gospel Music Festival

Tickets Still Available for Loretta Lynn's Gospel Music Festival

Loretta Lynn photo courtesy of Nelson PR.

A limited number of tickets are still available for the inaugural Loretta Lynn’s Gospel Music Festival, which takes place September 28-29 at Loretta’s ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee. Loretta herself will perform a rare set of Gospel music along with some of her biggest hits on September 28.

“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!” Continue Reading

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Sep 4

Loretta Lynn Receives New Portrait, Talks New Music

Loretta Lynn Receives New Portrait, Talks New Music

Loretta Lynn photo courtesy of Nelson PR.

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.

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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.” Continue Reading

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Aug 12

Loretta Lynn to Receive Presidential Medal of Freedom

Loretta Lynn will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Loretta Lynn photo by Russ Harrington, courtesy of Schmidt Relations.

Loretta Lynn will be among the sixteen recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Nation’s highest civilian honor presented to those who have made “especially meritorious contributions to the security or national interest of the United States, to world peace or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors.” The awards will be presented at the White House later this year.

“The Presidential Medal of Freedom goes to men and women who have dedicated their own lives to enriching ours,” President Barack Obama said. “This year’s honorees have been blessed with extraordinary talent, but what sets them apart is their gift for sharing that talent with the world. It will be my honor to present them with a token of our nation’s gratitude.” Continue Reading

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Jul 29

Loretta Lynn’s Daughter Betty Sue Lynn Dies at 64

Loretta Lynn's oldest daughter Betty Sue Lynn dies at 64

Loretta Lynn photo by Russ Harrington, courtesy of Schmidt Relations.

GAC extends condolences to Loretta Lynn and her family on the passing of Loretta’s daughter, Betty Sue Lynn, this morning. NewsChannel5.com reports Loretta’s eldest daughter was 64 and died from complications of emphysema at her home in Waverly, Tenn. She is survived by two daughters, Lynn Markworth and Audrey Dyer, and five grandchildren.

“Loretta and her family thank friends and fans for their thoughts and prayers during this time of great loss,” said a publicist for the legend.

This is not the first time Loretta has faced the loss of a child. Continue Reading

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Jul 25

Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton, Vince Gill & More Featured on Civil War Tribute Album

Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton & more featured on Civil War Tribute Album

Loretta Lynn photo courtesy of Nelson PR.

Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton, Vince Gill, Lee Ann Womack, Ralph Stanley, Jamey Johnson and more are featured on Divided & United, a two-disc tribute album of Civil War songs. The project celebrates the music that was vital to the history of America on the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. The album will be released in Fall 2013.

Divided & United will also feature an essay by musician, filmmaker and historian John Cohen. “This record aspires to erase the legacy of segregation and through music seeks reconciliation instead, in order to celebrate a great musical heritage of America, born in pain, war and prejudice,” he writes in the essay. Continue Reading

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