Loretta Lynn to Headline Two Shows at Ryman Auditorium
Loretta Lynn is set to headline not one, but two concerts at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium this spring. The 84-year-old legend will perform at the Mother Church of Country Music on April 14 and 15.
Tickets to Lynn’s Ryman concerts range from $45 – $75 and go on sale at 10AM Friday (Jan. 6) via Ticketmaster, 1-800-745-3000 or the Ryman website.
Lynn has had a busy 2016 where she released two albums — her Grammy-nominated Full Circle and Christmas album White Christmas Blue. In September, she was forced to cancel several shows after suffering injuries from a fall. She was scheduled to play a Labor Day show at her Hurricane Mills, Tenn. ranch, but her sister Crystal Gayle informed the crowd that Lynn had injured her chest and couldn’t get enough breath to sing. Lynn later confirmed the injuries, adding that she required minor surgery.
The living legend’s health issues continued in 2016 as she also learned she had glaucoma and confessed to trying marijuana for the first time at the age of 84 — and she didn’t really love it. ‘The Pill’ hitmaker says she was given some marijuana by doctors, and it’s not something she intends to smoke again.
“I got glaucoma and they gave me one of these cigarettes,” Lynn tells People in an interview. “I took one smoke off of it and it hit me right here in the chest. I like to have died! Glaucoma is just going to have to take over.”
You won’t find Lynn sharing a smoke with longtime friend Willie Nelson anytime soon.
“He’s one of the greatest people in the whole world,” Lynn says. “I know he smokes pot, but my goodness, there’s a lot [of] people doing a lot worse than smoking pot!”
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