In a Wednesday afternoon (May 10) Twitter post, Loretta Lynn’s youngest sister, Grand Ole Opry member Crystal Gayle, offered an upbeat message to friends and fans for their support during the Country Music Hall of Fame member’s recent illness.
Lynn, 85, remains hospitalized in Nashville after suffering a stroke at her home in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee, on May 5.
— Crystal Gayle (@TheCrystalGayle) May 10, 2017
Lynn has postponed a series of concert dates during May and June, but her website shows other performances scheduled through November, a two-night stand at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville in August and another two-night run in Branson, Missouri, in October.
Known for hits such as “Coal Miner’s Daughter,” “You Ain’t Woman Enough (To Take My Man),” “Don’t Come Home A’Drinkin’ (With Lovin’ on Your Mind),” “Fist City” and “Your Squaw Is on the Warpath,” Lynn was elected to the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1983 and the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1988.