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CMT to air all-star Loretta Lynn memorial tribute concert

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CMT will pay tribute to the late Loretta Lynn on Oct. 30 during their tribute concert Coal Miner’s Daughter: A Celebration of the Life and Music of Loretta Lynn. The event will air live and commercial free on CMT at 7 p.m. EDT from Nashville’s Grand Old Opry.

Hosted by NBC’s Today co-host and family friend Jenna Bush Hager, the evening will feature performances by George Strait, Brandi Carlile, Keith Urban, Tim McGraw, Little Big Town and Wynonna. Also included are performances and appearances from Barbara Mandrell, Lynn’s sister Crystal Gayle, Darius Rucker, Emmy Russell & Lukas Nelson, Faith Hill, Margo Price, Martina McBride, Sheryl Crow, Tanya Tucker, The Highwomen (Carlile, Amanda Shires, Natalie Hemby and Brittney Spencer). More artists will be announced at a later date.

The 90-year-old Lynn died at her home in Hurricane Mills, Tenn., on Oct. 4.  The legendary country artist recorded 16 No. 1 singles and was among country music’s pioneering female artists. Her life story was turned into the 1980’s Oscar-winning biopic Coal Miner’s Daughter,

Two additional commercial-free encores of the Oct. 30 celebration will air on CMT on Nov. 2 at 8 p.m. EDT and Nov. 6 at 11 a.m. EDT. The special will also be made available on Paramount+ in early 2023.

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