Loretta Lynn celebrated her 85th birthday on stage at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium this weekend, and it was fans who were treated to a huge gift. The singer performed a two hour show on her birthday, and was joined by her sisters Crystal Gayle and Peggy Sue Wright, and as well Martina McBride, who presented Lynn with yellow roses.
Loretta, who remained seated for most of the show, performed such tunes as “They Don't Make 'Em Like My Daddy Anymore," "You're Lookin' at Country," "When the Tingle Becomes a Chill," "I Wanna Be Free,” and “You Ain’t Woman Enough (to Take My Man),” which she performed twice, once with Martina. She, of course, ended the night with her signature tune, “Coal Miner’s Daughter,” joined by Crystal and Peggy.
Loretta even got in a few cracks about her age, insisting she was only 26. “I could work any 26[-year-old] girl under the table any time," she said. "You know what I think? I think girls are getttin' lazy. 'I can't sing a whole show.' If they were like me and they had to sing, they'd sing." Check out Loretta and Martina performing “You Ain’t Woman Enough”