Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena will be the sight of Local 257 (Nashville, TN) member Loretta Lynn’s “all-star birthday celebration” on April 1. Among the confirmed performers for the Queen of Country’s 87th birthday will be AFM members Keith Urban, Alan Jackson, and Trisha Yearwood of Local 257, as well as George Strait of Local 433 (Austin, TX). Musical director is Local 257 member Dave Cobb.
“This is the first time I’ve ever had a birthday party!” the singer says. “My birthday wish has come true. The only other wish I have is that Keith Urban jumps out of my birthday cake!”
Lynn is up for a Grammy for her 41st album, Wouldn’t It Be Great, released in September 2018. The album was scheduled for release one year earlier, but had to be delayed and her remaining 2017 tour dates canceled as she recovered from serious health issues.