Loretta Lynn Confirms First Post-Stroke Public Appearance at Upcoming Festival

Five months after suffering a stroke, Loretta Lynn, 85, has confirmed that her first public appearance will be at the Tennessee Motorcycle and Music Revival, which takes place Sept. 28–Oct.1.

“I’m gonna be there . . . I’m gonna ride in on a motorcycle, [of] course I’m not gonna be driving,” said Loretta with a laugh to WSM Radio’s Nashville Today. “I’m feeling good. I feel better than I should, really. I’ve taken a lot of time off, and I know everybody’s hollering about me being off so much, but, ya know, I just got lazy, quit singing for a little while.”

Loretta will be present at the Tennessee Motorcycle and Music Revival, a four-day event held at Loretta Lynn Ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tenn. (about 60 miles west of Nashville). The Motorcycles and Music Revival will celebrate music, motorcycles, food, art, entertainment and Southern hospitality as 4,500 on-site campers enjoy 400 acres.

Tickets are on sale now.

After suffering a stroke in May, Loretta canceled all tour dates in 2017 and pushed back the release of her upcoming album, Wouldn’t It Be Great, to 2018.