Photo courtesy of Grand Ole Opry's Twitter
So good to see country legend, Loretta Lynn, back on stage performing after having to take some time off last fall for knee surgery and pneumonia.
Loretta took to the Opry stage Thursday, May 10th, for a show. While there, she made a special announcement and then invited a special guest up on stage to sing with her.
Loretta announced that Coal Miner's Daughter, the movie that had Sissy Spacek winning an Oscar for her portrayal of Loretta's early career, is being adapted for the stage and will be making its Broadway debut sometime in the future. To help celebrate the announcement, Loretta brought up actress Zooey Deschanel who she handpicked to play her in the Broadway show.
Loretta said, "I have a friend here tonight. I don't know if ya'll remember when Sissy Spacek was with me. I brought her out here with me. She about fainted. We both fainted," Lynn said with a laugh. "She went on to do the 'Coal Miner's Daughter,' and you know from there. Well, there's a little girl back stage that's going to do the play of 'Coal Miner's Daughter' on Broadway," Lynn continued. "Zooey, where you at honey?"
Zooey then joined Loretta onstage where the two sang a duet of Coal Miner's Daughter.
So far the play is in the very early stages of production, but they do have a website set up where you can get updates in the future.
More photos of Zooey and Loretta Lynn here.