Tuesday, August 26, 2014
The beautiful back lawn of Boone Hall was packed with fans of all ages to hear one of the most celebrated country music singers in history. The 82-year-old Loretta Lynn wowed the audience with not only her beautiful voice but her spicy humor as well. Her son, two daughters and granddaughter even took to the stage to belt out a few songs.
The show was completed by performances from Mount Pleasant's very own Ronnie Johnson, as well as Shelly Waters, hailing from Lafayette, Louisiana.
Loretta Lynn has received numerous awards in country and American music over the last 50 years, including being inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1988 and the Songwriters Hall Of Fame in 2008. She was honored in 2010 at the Country Music Awards for her stellar career. Her most recent honor is the 2013 Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Lynn has been a member of the Grand Ole Opry for 51 years, since joining on Sept. 25, 1962. Her first appearance on the Grand Ole Opry was on Oct. 15, 1960. During a press conference, Lynn said, “I've played in a million places, but the Grand Ole Opry is different.”
Lynn has recorded 70 albums over the course of her career, this includes 54 studio albums, 15 compilation albums and one tribute album, and has sold more than 48 million albums worldwide.