Country music icon and Christian Loretta Lynn remains in hospital as of the weekend after suffering the stroke at home in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee, on Thursday night. As a result. she has to postpone her scheduled upcoming shows as a result.
However, according to a statement posted to her website and social media pages, she is "responsive and expected to make a full recovery".
Lynn's younger sister and fellow Grammy winner Crystal Gayle has given us an update of Lyn's condition. Gayle says in a statement: "Many of you have heard that my sister, Loretta Lynn, had a stroke. She's a strong woman and I know she'll come out of this. Our family appreciates your prayers, love and support. We pray for a speedy recovery."
Well wishes and prayers have flooded in for Lynn.
"Praying for Country Music legend Loretta Lynn tonight." -- Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr.
"Getting ready to go onstage in Knoxville. All my love and prayers are with @LorettaLynn tonight." -- Martina McBride.
"Keeping @LorettaLynn in our thoughts and prayers and sending love to her family." -- Jamey Johnson.
Legacy Recordings (a division of Sony Music Entertainment) will release Wouldn't It Be Great, the new studio album from American music icon Loretta Lynn, on Friday, August 18. One of the most deeply personal albums of her career, Wouldn't It Be Great is comprised entirely of songs written (or co-written) by Loretta, premiering new compositions nestled alongside select soulful reinterpretations of enduring classics from her catalog.
Like its predecessor, the critically-acclaimed, Grammy-nominated Full Circle (released March 2016), Wouldn't It Be Great was mainly recorded at the Cash Cabin Studio in Hendersonville, Tennessee, with producers Patsy Lynn Russell and John Carter Cash.
2017 is shaping up as a banner year in the life and career of Loretta Lynn, an American music legend who turns 85 on April 14th. The fabled Ryman Auditorium in Nashville has slated two celebratory birthday shows on April 14 and April 15, which are both sold out.
Loretta will revisit the Ryman Auditorium again on August 25th and 26th. Each pair of tickets purchased for these shows will include a copy of the new album, Wouldn't It Be Great. For more information, please visit www.ryman.com.
As part of its 50th anniversary commemoration, the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum is mounting a major exhibition-opening August 25, 2017-focused on the life, art and music of Loretta Lynn. "I am so happy the Country Music Hall of Fame has asked me to be one of their main exhibits in 2017...gonna show off my 50 some odd years in country music!," said Loretta. "They best have a big space...I have a lot of stuff! I'm so proud to share my life, and music with the Hall of Fame. Y'all come see us!" The exhibit is scheduled to run through June 2018.
Loretta Lynn - Wouldn't It Be Great
Wouldn't It Be Great - (Loretta Lynn)
Ruby's Stool - (Loretta Lynn, Shawn Camp)
I'm Dying for Someone to Live For - (Loretta Lynn, Shawn Camp)
Another Bridge to Burn - (Loretta Lynn, Lola Jean Dillon)
Ain't No Time to Go - (Loretta Lynn, Patsy Lynn Russell)
God Makes No Mistakes - (Loretta Lynn)
These Ole Blues (Loretta Lynn, Patsy Lynn Russell)
My Angel Mother - (Loretta Lynn)
Don't Come Home a Drinkin' - (Loretta Lynn, Peggy Sue Wells)
The Big Man - (Loretta Lynn, Shawn Camp)
Lulie Vars - (Traditional, arrangement by Loretta Lynn)
Darkest Day - (Loretta Lynn)
Coal Miner's Daughter - (Loretta Lynn)