Country music icon Loretta Lynn has announced the inaugural "Loretta Lynn's Gospel Music Festival" which she will be holding at her Hurricane Mills, TN ranch September 28-29, 2013.
"Its kind of like an old-time "all-day singing and dinner on the ground," says Lynn. "I got to thinking. I have a big ranch where I live so I decided to throw a good ole Gospel weekend here! I want family and friends to bring a blanket, set up a picnic and then enjoy some of my favorite Gospel music singers! I may even come down and sing a song myself!
"I hope it will be something we can keep going every year. I already have a big campground and cabins where people can stay. We also have a big stage - we have concerts all summer and have done so since 1974."
The two-day event will feature performances from Mark Lowry, The Hoppers, The Isaacs, Karen Peck & New River, Gold City, Rambo-McGuire, The Singing Cookes, The Freemans, Brian Free & Assurance, Michael Combs, Archie Watkins & Smoky Mountain Reunion, and The Sneed Family.
On the eve of the festival, Friday night, September 27, 2013, there will be a special bon-fire and sing-a-long beginning at 8:00 PM. "I should have started this years ago," says Lynn. "But, it's never too late - I am inviting everyone to my ranch to have a great ole Gospel time!
"It'll be a fun time for the whole family. Speaking of family, I want to thank Jeff Sneed and The Sneed Family for helping me plan and promote this Gospel Music Festival. We sure are looking forward to this special time!"
Loretta Lynn's Ranch in Hurricane Mills, TN is a full service RV park that also features primitive camping, pools, canoeing, paddle boats and more. Guests can also tour Loretta's plantation home, the Butcher Holler Home Place, and her brand-new 18,000 square foot "Coal Miner's Daughter" museum.