Chicago Theatre Review
Loretta Lynn to perform at Drury Lane Oakbrook
OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill.— Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award-winning country star Loretta Lynn will perform three concerts from June 22 through 24 at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane. For over 50 years, Lynn has remained one of the most artistically and commercially successful country singer-songwriters in the world.
Lynn’s critically acclaimed music has confronted many of the major social issues of her time and has drawn from her compelling journey from the poverty of the Kentucky hills to Nashville superstardom. Lynn has had ten #1 albums and sixteen #1 singles on the country charts and
is the winner of four Grammy Awards, seven American Music Awards, eightBroadcast Music Incorporated awards, twelve Academy of Country Music, eight Country Music Association and twenty-six fan-voted Music City News awards. She was also the first woman in country music to receive a certified gold album, for 1967’s Don’t Come Home A’ Drinkin’ (With Lovin’ on Your Mind) and was the first woman honored as “Entertainer of the Year” by the Country Music Association in 1972. She was named “Artist of the Decade” for the 1970s by the Academy of Country Music, and was the first female country artist to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1977. In 1976, Coal Miner’s Daughter, her autobiography (written with journalist George Vescey) became a New York Times Bestseller; in 1980 the book was made into an Academy Award-winning film starring Sissy Spacek and Tommy Lee Jones.
Loretta Lynn was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame, Country Gospel Music Hall of Fame, and the Songwriters Hall of Fame. In 2001, her most well-known song, Coal Miner’s Daughter, was selected as one of NPR‘s “100 Most Significant Songs of the 20th Century” and in 2003 she received Kennedy Center Honors. In 2010, Lynn received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award for her prolific 50 years in country music. Produced by Jack White of The White Stripes, Lynn’s critically acclaimed most recent release, Van Lear Rose, features stunning arrangements and intimate songwriting and has earned Lynn a new generation of fans.
The performance schedule is as follows: Friday, June 22 at 8 p.m., Saturday, June 23 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, June 24 at 2 p.m. A 6 p.m. Dinner is available for an additional $19 on Friday, June 22 and Saturday, June 23. On Sunday, June 24 Lunch is available at noon for an additional $19. Concert tickets are $65. Group discounts are available. For reservations, call theDrury Lane Theatre box office at 630.530.0111, or TicketMaster at 800.745.3000. For more information visit www.drurylaneoakbrook.com.