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The Lincoln Jamboree to pay tribute to Loretta Lynn with special performance by Lynn's original band

Portman Portrayed Loretta Lynn In The Conway Twitty Touring Musical

And Was Endorsed By Loretta Herself



Hodgenville, Ky. – On January 14th, The Lincoln Jamboree will, once again, pay tribute to Kentucky’s own Loretta Lynn with a special performance that will include the original Coalminers, Loretta’s touring band, and feature Emily Portman. Portman will bring her signature Loretta Lynn flared sound to the stage, which she did during the touring production of Conway Twitty: The Man, The Music, The Legend, The Musical.


“We lost a legend earlier this year and she was an artist that paved the way for so many of us,” says Emily Portman. “I was honored to know her, to have her blessing in portraying her, and it’s a bigger honor to continue carrying on her legacy.”


The original Coalminers who worked with Loretta Lynn include Dave Thornhill, Lead guitar and band leader for 55 years; Bob Hempker, Steel guitar for 55 years; Dennis Digby, Bass guitar for 15 years; John Brown, Drums for 20 years; Monty Parkey, Piano for 5 years.


“When I play a ‘Loretta Lynn Tribute’ show with Emily, it takes me back to 1967 when I played my first show with Loretta. After my 55 years and 10,000 plus shows, playing lead guitar with Loretta, it’s like I’m starting all over again,” says Dave Thornhill, Loretta Lynn’s former band leader, and lead guitarist.


This special tribute show is authorized by The Loretta Lynn Family and will take you on a journey in remembering all the big country hits Loretta Lynn had. Greg Tate will open the show at 7 pm and The Coalminers will take the stage at 8 pm. Tickets are on sale and are available by phone orders only. You can get them by calling the box office at 270-358-3545.