Gene Watson Remembers Loretta Lynn’s First Grand Ole Opry Performance: Friday 15 October 2021

Loretta Lynn (Thursday 14 April 1932 - Tuesday 4 October 2022)

On Friday 15 October 2021Gene Watson remembered Loretta Lynn‘s first performance on the hallowed stage of The Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, which took place on Saturday 15 October 1960.

On Tuesday 25 September 1962, Loretta Lynn was inducted as a member of The Grand Ole Opry in Nashville.

‘I just saw that, on this date (15 October) back in 1960, it was Loretta Lynn‘s first Grand Ole Opry performance.

She became an official member in 1962.

‘Blue Kentucky Girl’, which was written by Johnny Mullins (Tuesday 23 October 1923 – Wednesday 16 September 2009) is one of Loretta‘s favourite songs of hers’

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• Gene Watson on Facebook

Loretta Lynn: 'Blue Kentucky Girl' (Decca Records, 1965)

On Monday 14 June 1965Loretta Lynn saw the release of ‘Blue Kentucky Girl’ (Decca Records, 1965), which was produced by Owen Bradley (Thursday 21 October 1915 – Wednesday 7 January 1998); the title track, which was written by Johnny Mullins (Tuesday 23 October 1923 – Wednesday 16 September 2009), reached No.7 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1965.