Loretta Lynn was honoured like country music royalty by country and rock stars alike with gifts of flowers and songs during a concert last night celebrating her upcoming 87th birthday.
Lynn, whose birthday is April 14th, closed out the all-star concert in Nashville, by singing her signature hit, “Coal Miner’s Daughter.”
It was her first major public performance since suffering a stroke in 2017.
The Country Music Hall of Famer sat side-stage at Bridgestone Arena for the show as more than a dozen artists came to sing songs from her catalogue and sing her praises to a packed arena, including Keith Urban, Tanya Tucker, Alan Jackson, Darius Rucker, Miranda Lambert, Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood, Martina McBride and George Strait.
Dolly Parton, Carrie Underwood and Luke Bryan sent her video birthday messages.