Loretta Lynn to host festival after stroke

20th Jun 17 | Entertainment News

Country legend Loretta Lynn will return to public life at the Tennessee Motorcycle and Music Revival in September (17) after suffering a stroke last month (May17).

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The Coal Miner's Daughter singer will open her ranch for the four-day festival, which will culminate with Lynn and others performing on stage on 1 October (17).

Proceeds from the inaugural event will benefit Mission 22, an organisation that provides treatment programmes for those suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

"The goal of this event is to feature music representative of the incredible musicians, songwriters and performers of the area and to fulfill what many motorcycle enthusiasts have been asking for - a destination event in a unique location that celebrates the rhythm of a great road trip," Loretta's granddaughter Tayla Lynn explains.

"While motorcyclists know what it takes to have a good ride, adding a great destination can make for the perfect trip. Ride the rolling hills of Tennessee, visit the area's unique attractions, and come back to Loretta's Ranch for fun and great music with fellow riders."

Tayla recently opened up about her past issues with drugs and painkillers, revealing she relapsed after eight years of sobriety following the C-section birth of her son.

In a post on Instagram under a photo of the Stealing Angels singer hugging her son, she wrote: "4 years ago yesterday I got sober again. It was the hardest thing I've ever been through. After 8 years of sobriety I relapsed for 6 months after taking Vicodin for a c section with this angel.

"I thought I was unlovable and I would never get my baby or husband back. I got so much more y'all so much more (sic)."

Meanwhile, Loretta was recently moved to a rehabilitation centre to continue her recovery following a medical emergency on 5 May.

"Loretta thanks everyone for their prayers, love and support," a tweet from the singer's official account read. "She has moved to rehabilitation and we're happy to report she is doing great!"

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