Country music legend & American icon LORETTA LYNN is set for a Sunday November 18, 7:00 pm performance at the historic Lerner Theatre in Elkhart, Indiana. Born in poverty in Butcher Hollow, Kentucky, Loretta Lynn had 4 children by the age of 20 and then became the most popular female singer in country music history.
Loretta's 1970 hit record "Coal Miner's Daughter" led to the 1976 release of her autobiography by the same name, which topped The New York Times' bestselling list, and was followed by the Academy Award - winning movie "Coal Miner's Daughter". Released in 1980 and starring Sissy Spacek, Tommy Lee Jones and Levon Helm, the movie traced Loretta's well known story of rags to riches.
Loretta was a pioneer in country music, with many songs written from the female point of view, as well as with a sense of humor. She began her music career in 1961 and her first single was "I'm A Honky Tonk Girl". "One's On The Way", "Don't Come Home A Drinkin' With Lovin' On Your Mind", "Fist City", "When You're Lookin' At Me, You're Lookin' At Country" and "You Ain't Woman Enough To Take My Man" are among the 50+ top ten singles that Loretta has released in her storied career.
Her 1966 song "Dear Uncle Sam" was one of the first records to question the human costs of the Vietnam War. In 1973, Loretta Lynn appeared on the cover of Newsweek.
Loretta's 2004 comeback album "Van Lear Rose" was produced by rock singer / songwriter / producer Jack White of The White Stripes, and included the hit single "Portland, Oregon".
Opening band Everyday People will open at 7:00.