It has been almost five months since Loretta Lynn suffered a stroke so she has undergone rehabilitation which made her cancel the release of her new album and tours. However, Loretta is ready to return to the spotlight with her first public appearance.
A few weeks ago, we have written about the Tennessee Motorcycle and Music Revival and guess what? She has confirmed that she will be participating in the event that will be held right at her ranch.
“I’m gonna be there. I’m gonna ride in on a motorcycle, [of] course I’m not gonna be driving,” she shared. “I’m feeling good. I feel better than I should, really. I’ve taken a lot of time off, and I know everybody’s hollering about me being off so much, but, ya know, I just got lazy, quit singing for a little while.”
The event will be a weekend camping festival which is set from Sept. 28- Oct. 1. It will also feature a live entertainment spread around the ranch of Country, Southern rock and Americana acts, with standouts including Ben Haggard (son of Merle) and Kentucky Headhunters.
In addition to the exciting lineup of performers, there will also be other attractions, especially for motorcyclists. That includes dirt-track rides, Rhett Rotten’s Wall of Death (Heart-stopping, adrenaline-pumping motorcycle stunt riding at its best), something called “Bootleg Bike Racing” (“It’s kind of oval. It’s kind of flat. It’s kind of crazy.”), Singer-Songwriter Rounds where attendees can experience the talent of the artists, Vendor’s Court, Craftsman’s Barn, Food and Drink. And, a trail ride on Oct. 1 called “Loretta Lynn’s Ride for Mission 22.”
The event is named in honor of the charitable institution for which the proceeds of the event will go to — Mission 22. It a support group that offers resources and support to help end veteran suicide. Following the ride, Lynn herself will perform, sharing the stage with a group of friends and family members.
“We’ve been having motorcycles here forever with the AMA, and all year long thousands of people riding into camp at the Ranch,” Lynn previously said in a press release, via Taste of Country. “This is what we do here, and I’m so excited for this new one to happen.”
Lynn has been largely out of the spotlight after suffering a stroke that left her hospitalized, before moving to a rehabilitation center. As for the “Coal Miner’s Daughter” and her 2017 tour dates and album release, Wouldn’t It Be Great. There has been no word yet
We will keep you posted for the next coming days. We are really excited about your return, Loretta and we wish that you will continue to get better.
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