Loretta Lynn died at 90 years old on Oct. 4 at her ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee. On Oct. 30, CMT and Sandbox Productions will join a slew of artists from the country music community to celebrate her life with a public memorial service. “COAL MINER’S DAUGHTER: A CELEBRATION OF THE LIFE & MUSIC OF LORETTA LYNN” is set for 7 p.m./6c at the Grand Ole Opry House and will air live on CMT.
Jenna Bush Hager will host the commercial-free presentation. Performances and special appearances include Barbara Mandrell, Crystal Gayle, Darius Rucker, Emmy Russell & Lukas Nelson, Faith Hill, George Strait, The Highwomen’s Brandi Carlile, Amanda Shires and Natalie Hemby with Brittney Spencer, Keith Urban, Little Big Town, Margo Price, Martina McBride, Tim McGraw, Sheryl Crow, Tanya Tucker, Wynonna and more.
Two commercial-free encores are Wednesday, Nov. 2 at 8p/7c and Sunday, Nov. 6 at 11a/10c. The special will also be made available on Paramount+ in early 2023.
“We are truly honored to work closely alongside Loretta’s family to create a celebration of life fit for a true queen of country music, Loretta Lynn. She was a true original, a woman who always sang from her heart, never shied away from challenging the status quo, and blazed the path forward for her fellow female artists. From her firecracker spirit and signature musicality to her unmistakable country style and unparalleled authenticity, we look forward to honoring her in the best way we know how: sharing stories and songs with her family, friends and the legions of fans she loved dearly,” shared CMT Producers.
Lynn’s memorial service will be open to the general public, with limited tickets available. See here for more; additional information to follow. For tickets, visit here.
“COAL MINER’S DAUGHTER: A CELEBRATION OF THE LIFE & MUSIC OF LORETTA LYNN” is a co-production from CMT and Sandbox Productions; Margaret Comeaux (CMT), Leslie Fram (CMT), Jason Owen (Sandbox), Patrizia DiMaria (Ladypants Productions), Patsy Lynn Russell and Ebie McFarland are Executive Producers.
CMT recently dedicated its broadcast of the 2022 “CMT ARTISTS OF THE YEAR” celebration to Loretta Lynn’s memory. Her sisters Crystal Gayle and Peggy Sue Wright delivered an emotional performance of “Coal Miner’s Daughter,” with presentations from Martina McBride and Tanya Tucker.