Stars Honor Loretta Lynn at Her Birthday Celebration

LORETTA LYNN is turning 87 on April 14th . . . but her birthday tribute concert happened on Monday in Nashville.  We’ll start with her happiest moment.  That was when Keith Urban granted her birthday wish and jumped out of a cake.


Most of the night was filled will stars performing her classics.  Darius Rucker did “The Pill” . . . and a very pregnant Margo Price appropriately sang “One’s On The Way”.  She also shared the fact that Loretta gave her blessing to use “Lynn” as the baby’s middle name.


Loretta’s sister Crystal Gayle performed her hit, “Don’t It Make My Brown Eyes Blue” . . . and Alison Krauss sang the hymn, “It Is Well With My Soul”.


There were some strong duets:  Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood did “After the Fire Is Gone” . . . George Strait and Martina McBride sang “Lead Me On” . . . and Alan Jackson joined Lee Ann Womack for “Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man”.


Miranda Lambert was feisty as usual, saying, “Thank you for inspiring me, for all the advice . . . about when husbands piss you off a little bit.  I’m going to do one of those right now.  It’s called Don’t Come Home A-Drinking (With Lovin’ On Your Mind).”


Kacey Musgraves performed “You Ain’t Woman Enough (To Take My Man)” . . . and said it’s a song she’s been singing since she was “about 12 years old.”


There was an appearance from the female super-group Highwomen.  Apparently that lineup is fluid but on Monday it was Brandi CarlileMaren MorrisAmanda Shires, and Natalie Hemby performing It Wasn’t God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels.


Loretta’s buddy Jack White was there . . . and he and Margo Price did “Portland, Oregon”.  And the entire place crammed on stage to help Loretta sing Coal Miner’s Daughter.


(You’ll find a bunch of performances, here, and here.  The “Courier-Journal” picked out “10 Standout Performances.”  And “The Tennessean” has a really good picture gallery.)


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