Loretta Lynn’s 50 Years With Opry; Waylon Jennings’ Last Recordings

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• September 24, 2012

The Grand Ole Opry will celebrate Loretta Lynn’s 50th Anniversary with a special show tomorrow night (9/25). The  star-packed performance will feature Lynn, Miranda Lambert, Pistol Annies, Crystal Gayle, Lee Ann Womack, and more.

Fans are invited to post their favorite memories of Lynn via Twitter using #Love4Loretta, and some of the Tweets will be compiled on opry.com and shared at tomorrow night’s show.

Opry flagship station 650 AM-WSM is scheduled to play a Lynn song every hour tomorrow, while other artists call in with congratulations for the iconic artist.

Also, opry.com will stream a press conference featuring Lynn and other artists on tomorrow night’s show live from backstage at the Opry House at 6:30 p.m.

The Opry show can be heard live on 650 AM WSM and opry.com.

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A new album from outlaw country legend Waylon Jennings is filled with recordings made during the years preceding his death in 2002. Goin’ Down Rockin’: The Last Recordings of Waylon Jennings will be released tomorrow (9/25) via Saguaro Road Records. No one has ever heard these performances, they are Waylon’s last gift to his fans.

Jennings and his longtime accompanist Robby Turner laid down twelve tracks using Jennings’ guitar/vocals and Turner’s bass. Ten years after the artist’s passing, Turner finished each song to honor Jennings’ vision and brought in some of his favorite sidemen including Reggie Young, Richie Albright and tour mate Tony Joe White. 

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