Loretta Lynn Has a Birthday Wish, and Keith Urban Says He’ll Grant It
Loretta Lynn will be the honoree of a birthday tribute concert in April, but she has a special request for one of the night's performers, Keith Urban.
In a press release announcing the all-star show, Lynn put forth her ultimate birthday wish:
"I am so excited to celebrate my 87th birthday with all my friends. This is the first time I've ever had a birthday party! My birthday wish has come true. The only other wish I have is that Keith Urban jumps out of my birthday cake!"
Urban says he's up for the challenge, responding to Lynn's request on Twitter. "Your wish is always my command Miss Loretta!!!!" he says, also sharing a throwback photo of him lovingly embracing the icon.
Urban is one of a long list of big names who will take the stage at Bridgestone Arena — Alan Jackson, Miranda Lambert, Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood, Margo Price and Darius Rucker are also set to participate in a star-studded show on April 1 that not only commemorates Lynn's legacy, but her 87th birthday on April 14. The "Coal Miner's Daughter" star shared the news of the tribute show at the Grand Ole Opry on Monday (Jan. 14), with Brooks appearing alongside her to make the announcement.
"I think there's things you aspire to be and because of that, things come around you. Miss Loretta was one of the first instances I ever got to actually witness firsthand where who she was was who she was always going to be and it still attracted everything around her," Brooks remarked..
Tickets for the tribute show go on sale Friday (Jan. 18).
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