Loretta Lynn Reaches Out To Fans Before Big Event

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In May, Loretta Lynn gave the entire country music community quite a scare when she suffered a stroke at her home in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee. Lynn’s team was quick to break the news to her fans, saying that she was expected to make a full recovery.

For a time, updates on Lynn’s condition were few and far between. A little over a week after her stroke, Lynn’s team provided her fans with a long-awaited update, revealing that she had been moved into rehabilitation.

It seems that Lynn has been doing well since then. To give herself more time to recover, she went ahead and canceled her upcoming shows and postponed the release of her new album, Wouldn’t it Be Great. This news came courtesy of Lynn herself in her first written statement since her stroke.

Thank you so much for all of your prayers, love, and support,” Lynn wrote. “I’m happy to say that I’m at home with my family and getting better by the day!


Despite all of the setbacks, there is one big event involving Lynn that will still take place as scheduled. That event is the opening of her exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville. Fans can begin visiting the exhibit on August 25, and will be able to return as many times as they want until it closes on August 5, 2018.

The exhibit will feature a wide variety of artifacts meant to showcase important milestones in Lynn’s career. A couple of the highlight items include the original manuscript for her song “Coal Miner’s Daughter” and the microphone she used for her first recording session.

Since the opening of her Hall of Fame exhibit is a monumental occasion, Lynn personally reached out to her fans to invite them to visit. In a statement quoted by Nash Country Daily, Lynn shared how much she is looking forward to the exhibit’s grand opening:

“I am so excited for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s exhibit to open this month. It’s gonna show off my 50-some-odd years in country music, and I’m so proud to share my life and music with the museum. Y’all come see us.

You heard the lady! If you happen to be in Nashville, be sure to stop by and check out Lynn’s exhibit in the Hall of Fame. In doing so, you’ll get the chance to see some one-of-a-kind artifacts representing her life and career.

We’re happy to hear from Lynn again and hope that her recovery continues to go well. She remains in our prayers.