As Loretta Lynn prepared for her big birthday bash, “Loretta Lynn: An All-Star Birthday Celebration Concert,” on April 1 in Nashville, the legendary singer got a surprise visit from…herself?
That’s right. Loretta got an old fashion meet and greet with her wax figure from Madame Tussauds. It was the first time that the 86-year-old got a look at her wax figure likeness. and she was quite thrilled.
“Seeing my Madame Tussauds wax figure for the first time tonight has been the icing on the cake,” said Lynn, who turns 87 on April 14. “Standing beside my 1970s self at this star-studded birthday party is a trip down memory lane!”
Loretta’s likeness captures a time in the late ’70s when the Queen of Country was churning out hits like, “Coal Miner’s Daughter,” “One’s On The Way,” and “She’s Got You.” Her figure is outfitted in the full-length blue dress once worn on stage and featured on the cover of I Remember Patsy, released on April 4, 1977.
That wasn’t Loretta’s only surprise. During the birthday party, Keith Urban jumped out of cake, singing Happy Birthday to Loretta and so much more.
The epic birthday celebration took place at Bridgestone Arena on Monday night (April 1) with a stellar lineup of stars wanting to wish the country icon a happy birthday. The musical even featured performances from Alan Jackson, Alison Krauss, Ana Cristina Cash, Brandi Carlile, Brandy Clark, Cam, Crystal Gayle, Darius Rucker, Garth Brooks, George Strait, Holly Williams, Jack White, John Carter Cash, Kacey Musgraves, Keith Urban, Lee Ann Womack, Little Big Town, Margo Price, Martina McBride, Miranda Lambert, Peggy Sue, Pistol Annies, Randy Houser, Tanya Tucker, and Trisha Yearwood,
You can check out Loretta’s wax figure and many more country greats at Madame Tussauds at Opry Mills in Nashville.