Country legend Loretta Lynn to perform in Des Moines this summer
Charlie Daniels just rocked another one of his Volunteer Jam shows a couple of months ago, and Willie Nelson and Loretta Lynn still tour, too. Wochit
One of country music's leading women for generations, Loretta Lynn, is bringing her collection of iconic songs of Des Moines this summer.
Set to take place July 7 at Hoyt Sherman Place, tickets to see Lynn go on sale April 21 at 10 a.m. and can be purchased at the Hoyt Sherman Place box office, by phone at 800-745-3000 or online at ticketmaster.com. The show is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m.
"Lynn is ... one of the most awarded musicians of all time," a news release said. "She has been inducted into more music halls of fame than any female recording artist, including The Country Music Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame and was the first woman to be named the Country Music Association’s Entertainer of the Year in 1972."
A staple in country music since the 1960s, Lynn is known for her performance on timeless singles such as "Coal Miner's Daughter," "Don't Come Home A-Drinkin'," "Fist City" and "After The Fire Is Gone." In 2004 Lynn and rock ‘n’ roll leading figure Jack White collaborated on a studio album, “Van Lear Rose,” which brought home two Grammy Awards for Lynn and is considered one of the best country records of the last two decades.
The show announcement comes as Lynn revealed via Facebook Thursday her plans to release a new studio album, “Wouldn't It Be Great,” on Aug. 18. The record is comprised entirely of songs written or co-written by Lynn, “showcasing her timeless and influential songwriting,” the post said.
Lynn last performed at Hoyt Sherman Place in 2011. Other Hoyt Sherman Place shows scheduled for this spring and summer include Styx, Primus, Melissa Etheridge and Barenaked Ladies. More information can be found at hoytsherman.org.