On September 25, the country music world will celebrate Loretta Lynn’s 50th Anniversary as a member of the Grand Ole Opry.
It was September 25, 1962 when Lynn was inducted into the Opry after only two country hits, 1960’s I’m a Honky Tonk Girl and 1962’s Success. She would go on to have over 65 more country top 40 hits and became a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1988.
Artists scheduled to salute Lynn during the show include her sister Crystal Gayle, Miranda Lambert along with her group the Pistol Annies, Lee Ann Womack and Trace Adkins.
“There is no one at the Opry, in country music, or on Earth quite like Loretta Lynn,” said Pete Fisher, Grand Ole Opry vice president and general manager. “Her influence as a recording artist and songwriter reaches across musical genres, cultures, and generations. She’s earned her place among America’s musical icons, and we look forward to celebrating 50 years of Opry membership with her next month.”