Loretta Lynn returns June 23 to Tulsa

April 4, 2017

Country legend to again play The Joint inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa

TULSA, Okla. — Loretta Lynn, one of country music’s all-time greats, returns June 23 to The Joint inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa.

Tickets start at $40 and go on sale April 20.

For nearly 60 years, Lynn has dominated the country music scene and cemented herself as one of the pillars of American music.

To date, she has released a staggering 48 studio albums and 70 singles, with 51 peaking in the Top 10.

Among her biggest hits are “Coal Miner’s Daughter,” “Don’t Come Home A’ Drinkin’ (With Lovin’ on Your Mind),” “Somebody Somewhere,” “Out of My Head and Back in My Bed,” “I’ve Got a Picture of Us on My Mind,” “I Lie” and “Making Love from Memory.”

Lynn is also one of the most awarded musicians of all time. 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.

Lynn received Kennedy Center Honors in 2003 and a Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2013. She has won four Grammy Awards, including a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2010, and sold more than 45 million records worldwide.

Born a coal miner’s daughter, which later would be inspiration for a hit single, Lynn and her siblings were raised around music in a remote Appalachian Kentucky hamlet.

After being encouraged to learn to play the guitar and write songs by her husband, Doo, whom she famously married at 13, Lynn quickly became a natural and began playing at area nightclubs. Lynn soon caught the attention of Zero Records and recorded her debut single, “I’m a Honky Tonk Girl.” Lynn made herself a fringed cowgirl outfit, and she and Doo drove across the country promoting her single.

By fall of 1961, Lynn was a regular on the Grand Ole Opry stage. It was then the show’s Wilburn Brothers took Lynn under their wings to help polish her startlingly original songwriting style and help her land a record deal with Decca Records. Lynn’s Decca Record debut came with 1962’s smash hit “Success.”

More than 50 years after her debut, Lynn surged in popularity after partnering with rocker Jack White for the 2004 release “Van Lear Rose.” The album was her first in a decade to crack the Top 10 of the country charts, peaking at No. 2. It also earned her two Grammy nominations.

In 2016, Lynn returned to the recording studio to create “Full Circle.” It became her 40th album to rank in Billboard’s Top 10 country album charts, peaking at No. 4. “Full Circle” also earned a Grammy nomination earlier this year for Best Country Album.

For more information on the coal miner’s daughter, visit www.lorettalynn.com.

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa is located off Interstate 44 at exit 240. Ticket prices and information on upcoming shows are available online in The Joint section of www.hardrockcasinotulsa.com or by calling (918) 384-ROCK. The Joint box office is open from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.