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Watch Loretta Lynn Sing 'Coal Miner's Daughter' at Her Nashville Birthday Concert

An all-star lineup of country stars was on hand to help Loretta Lynn celebrate her birthday last night (April 1), but the star of the show was, of course, the Coal Miner's Daughter herself. And while Lynn at first seemed reluctant to take the mic, she brought the house down with her signature song.

Lynn's sister Crystal Gayle and special guest Tanya Tucker helped kick off Lynn's 1969 song "Coal Miner's Daughter," until the country legend took over while the crowd, along with Lynn's A-list backup singers, cheered and sang along.

The concert was in celebration of Lynn's birthday, which is April 14 (she'll be 87). Held at Bridgestone Arena, the show featured performances from George Strait, Garth Brooks, Miranda Lambert, Trisha Yearwood, Kacey Musgraves, Alan Jackson, Lee Ann Womack and many more.

"Loretta Lynn: An All-Star Birthday Celebration Concert" also featured a surprise from Keith Urban, who jumped out of Lynn's giant birthday cake.

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The concert was one of Lynn's few public appearances since suffering a stroke in 2017 and breaking her hip at the beginning of 2018. The country icon has been on the road to recovery and released her album Wouldn't It Be Great last year.

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Watch Loretta Lynn Sing 'Coal Miner's Daughter' at Her Nashville Birthday Concert