Lynn, Spacek Surprise Chely at Show

Chely Wright got the surprise of her life when Loretta Lynn walked onto the stage of Nashville’s Wildhorse Saloon Tuesday night (June 11) to serenade her with “Coal Miner’s Daughter.” By the middle of the song, Wright had composed herself — until actress Sissy Spacek, who won an Academy Award for portraying Lynn in the 1980 film Coal Miner’s Daughter, strolled on stage as well. Amid delighted screams from the audience, the three women wrapped their arms around each other and finished the classic song together. Wright, who was performing to raise money for her Reading, Writing & Rhythm charity, breathlessly declared, “I can die now. I can absolutely die.” Lynn went on to compliment Wright’s song “Jezebel,” saying that its style fits the songs she has written and recorded herself. 06/12/02