Celebrity birthdays for the week of April 14-20

Entertainment 04/09/19, 09:15

April 14: Country singer Loretta Lynn is 87. Actress Julie Christie is 79. Guitarist Ritchie Blackmore is 74. Actor John Shea ("Gossip Girl," ''Lois and Clark") is 70. Actor Peter Capaldi ("Dr. Who," ''The Musketeers") is 61. Actor-turned-racecar driver Brian Forster ("The Partridge Family") is 59. Actor Brad Garrett ("Everybody ...

Loretta Lynn sings with friends at birthday concert

Entertainment 04/01/19, 23:58

Loretta Lynn was honored like country music royalty by country and rock stars alike with gifts of flowers and songs during a concert Monday night celebrating her upcoming 87th birthday.Lynn, whose birthday is April 14, closed out the all-star concert in Nashville, Tennessee, by singing her signature hit, "Coal Miner's ...

Rockabilly Hall of Famer Billy Adams dies at 79

Entertainment 04/01/19, 15:05

Rockabilly Hall of Famer Billy Adams, who wrote and recorded the rockabilly staple "Rock, Pretty Mama," has died. He was 79.According to a press release from his publicist and manager, Adams died Saturday in Westmoreland, Tennessee.Born in Redbush, Kentucky, Adams was one of 14 children and the son of a ...

Jason Aldean to receive artist of the decade award at ACMs

Entertainment 03/06/19, 15:16

Reigning entertainer of the year Jason Aldean will receive the artist of the decade award at this year's Academy of Country Music Awards in April.The ACM announced Wednesday that Aldean will join only five other honorees that have received the award since 1969, including Marty Robbins, Loretta Lynn, Alabama, Garth ...

Loretta Lynn plans 87th birthday all-star tribute concert

Entertainment 01/14/19, 11:52

Country music queen Loretta Lynn has big plans for her 87th birthday this April in the form of an all-star tribute concert featuring Jack White, Garth Brooks, George Strait and many more.The "Coal Miner's Daughter" singer on Monday announced details of the April 1 show in Nashville, Tennessee, at the ...

Lynn says she’s better after illness sent her to hospital

Entertainment 10/20/18, 19:35

Loretta Lynn says she is doing better after a brief hospital visit to treat an illness that kept her from attending a CMT tribute to her and other female country artists.A message posted on Lynn's official Facebook page Saturday afternoon said she is feeling better and is now resting at ...

Country women applaud CMT for all-female awards show

Entertainment 10/11/18, 10:41

Country icon Loretta Lynn doesn't mince words when it comes to CMT's decision to honor all female artists, including herself, at its annual Artists of the Year show.The coal miner's daughter said in a statement that it was "about dadgum time that we recognize women."In this Feb. 10, 2016 file ...

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