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A huge list of country stars and legends will get together to pay tribute to the late Loretta Lynn, who died on October 4. CMT’s Coal Miner’s Daughter: A Celebration Of The Life & Music Of Loretta Lynn will be hosted by Jenna Bush Hager and will air commercial free. The special will air live from the Grand Ole Opry House on October 30 at 7 pm ET/6 pm CT.

Performances and special appearances include Barbara Mandrell, Lynn’s sister Crystal Gayle, Darius Rucker, Emmy Russell and Lukas Nelson, Faith Hill, George Strait, The Highwomen’s Brandi Carlile, Amanda Shires and Natalie Hemby with Brittney Spencer, Keith Urban, Little Big Town, Margo Price, Martina McBride, Tim McGraw, Sheryl Crow, Tanya Tucker, Wynonna and more.

Two commercial-free encores are Wednesday, Nov. 2 at 8p/7c and Sunday, Nov. 6 at 11a/10c. The special will also be made available on Paramount+ in early 2023.

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“We are truly honored to work closely alongside Loretta’s family to create a celebration of life fit for a true queen of country music, Loretta Lynn. She was a true original, a woman who always sang from her heart, never shied away from challenging the status quo, and blazed the path forward for her fellow female artists. From her firecracker spirit and signature musicality to her unmistakable country style and unparalleled authenticity, we look forward to honoring her in the best way we know how: sharing stories and songs with her family, friends and the legions of fans she loved dearly,” said the CMT Producers.

Lynn’s memorial service will be open to the general public, with limited tickets available. See here for more; additional information to follow. For tickets, visit here.

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