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‘Coal Miner’s Daughter’ Loretta Lynn performs in Wilkes-Barre on June 26

‘Coal Miner’s Daughter’ Loretta Lynn performs in Wilkes-Barre on June 26
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From a press release:

“The Coal Miner’s Daughter” is coming to the Diamond City.

It was announced today that legendary country singer Loretta Lynn will visit the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts on Friday, June 26 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets, which are $40, $55, $65 (Gold Circle), and $99 (very limited Pit), plus fees, go on sale this Friday, Jan. 30 at 10 a.m. and can be purchased at the Kirby Center Box Office, by phone at 570-826-1100, and online at

A special Kirby Members pre-sale will begin this Wednesday, Jan. 28 at 10 a.m. Join by calling 570-823-4599, ext. 225.

For 55 years now, Loretta Lynn has fashioned a body of work as artistically and commercially successful – and as culturally significant – as any female performer you’d care to name.

An honest-to-goodness American icon, she is the proud owner of 10 No. 1 albums, 16 No. 1 singles, four Grammy Awards, seven American Music Awards, 12 Academy of Country Music Awards, and eight Country Music Association Awards.

Her music has confronted many of the major social issues of her time, and her life story is a rags-to-riches tale familiar to pop, rock, and country fans alike.

In 1972, she became the first female artist to win the Country Music Association’s coveted Entertainer of the Year award. Now a member of the Country Music and Songwriters Halls of Fame, she received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2010.

In all, she has sold more than 45 million albums worldwide.

In 1976, Lynn penned “The Coal Miner’s Daughter,” making her the first woman to write a bestselling autobiography. In 1980, Universal Pictures released a movie by the same name, which would later earn an Academy Award for Best Actress (Sissy Spacek).