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Loretta Lynn to Host Her First Gospel Music Festival
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The Tennessee hills will come alive with the sound of music as country music legend Loretta Lynn welcomes fans to the inaugural “Loretta Lynn’s Gospel Music Festival” to be held September 28-29, 2013, at her ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee.

Loretta loves gospel music and has consistently shared music of faith as part of her performances and albums. She is excited to celebrate with some of the top acts in gospel music, who will perform during the two-day inspirational event.

“It's kind of like an old-time 'all-day singing and dinner on the ground,'" says Ms. Lynn. “I got to thinking. I have a big ranch where I live so I decided to throw a good ol' 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."

Scheduled to appear during the two-day event are 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. For those arriving early on Friday night, September 27, 2013, there will be a special bonfire and singalong beginning at 8 PM.

"I should have started this years ago," comments Lynn. "But, it's never too late; I am inviting everyone to my ranch to have a great ol' gospel time! It'll be fun 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, Tenn., is the perfect destination for this amazing weekend. The full-service RV park 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.

Tickets are on sale now and more information can be found online at or by calling the ranch at 931-296-7700.