Since suffering a stroke in May 2017, Loretta Lynn, 87, has only made a handful of public appearances, but she stepped out on July 5 to attend Ray Stevens’ show at his Nashville theater, CabaRay—and she looked great.
Ray hosted Loretta and her group at his VIP booth, where they dined and watched the newest electee of the Country Music Hall of Fame perform. Ray made sure the audience knew they were in the presence of country music royalty by introducing Loretta to the crowd before his show.
“There are queens and first ladies of country music, but there’s only one Coal Miner’s Daughter,” said Ray. “Bless you, Loretta. You are a treasure!”
“It was a huge treat for me to go to Ray Stevens’ show at CabaRay this past weekend,” says Loretta. “He kept me laughing the whole time. He’s such a wonderful entertainer. I am so happy that he’ll be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame this year.”
Watch the CabaRay crowd give Loretta a rousing ovation below.
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