Country legend Loretta Lynn is gearing up to celebrate her 87th birthday in a big way. The country queen has announced a birthday celebration concert set to take place in the heart of Nashville, TN. The celebration will take place at the Bridgestone Arena on April 01 featuring some of country music's heavy hitters. George Strait, Kacey Musgraves, Margo Price, Pistol Annies, Garth Brooks, Miranda Lambert, Keith Urban, and Alan Jackson are just a few of the performers set to honor the country legend. Lynn herself released a statement via Pitchfork about her birthday celebration. “I am so excited to celebrate my 87th birthday with all my friends,” Lynn said in a statement. “This is the first time I've ever had a birthday party! My birthday wish has come true. The only other wish I have is that Keith Urban jumps out of my birthday cake!”
According to the ABC Birmingham News, Lynn will not be performing at the event. "I know what I want to hear and I am pretty sure they will be singing them." Eventually, Lynn does hope to perform again when the time is right. Her last album, Wouldn't It Be Great, was released last year and it's title track, also served as the lead single, received a Grammy nomination for "Best Country Solo Performance." The song was written about her late husband Oliver "Doolittle" Lynn.
She last performed at the Tennessee Motorcycle and Music Revival in 2017, which took place at her Tennessee ranch from Sept. 28 through Oct.1. She suffered from a stroke shortly before with fellow musician Garth Brooks by her side. Brooks would often visit Lynn, praying with for her to get well. "When I took sick, he came and prayed for me a couple of times. My back was hurting so bad and when he got through praying, my back eased up. And that's true. This is the truth. Prayer helps."