New York, NY (Top40 Charts)
CMT and Sandbox Productions today announced "COAL MINER'S DAUGHTER: A CELEBRATION OF THE LIFE & MUSIC OF LORETTA LYNN," a LIVE celebration from the Grand Ole Opry House, in partnership with the family of Loretta Lynn, to honor the extraordinary life, legacy and music of country legend Loretta Lynn. The public memorial service is set to air commercial-free on Sunday, October 30th at 7p/6c, exclusively on CMT, with two additional commercial-free encores on Wednesday, November 2nd at 8p/7c and Sunday, November 6th at 11a/10c. The special will also be made available on Paramount+ in early 2023.
Hosted by NBC's "Today Show" co-host and close family friend Jenna Bush Hager, the public celebration will feature never-before-seen performances and collaborations, with special guest appearances from some of the biggest names in entertainment. Performers include Brandi Carlile, Crystal Gayle, Darius
Rucker, Emmy Russell & Lukas
Strait, The Highwomen
with Brittney Spencer, Keith Urban, Little
Big Town, Margo Price, Tanya
Tucker and Wynonna, along with special appearances from Loretta's closest friends and family, including Barbara
Mandrell, Faith Hill, Martina McBride, Sheryl Crow
and Tim McGraw. Additional performers and guests to be announced in the coming days.
"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 a limited number of tickets available. See here for more; additional information to follow.
"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.
Last week, CMT dedicated its entire broadcast of the 2022 "CMT ARTISTS OF THE YEAR" celebration to Loretta Lynn's memory, with her sisters Crystal Gayle
and Peggy Sue Wright delivering an emotional performance of "Coal Miner's Daughter," with special presentations from both Martina McBride