The Kentucky native and Queen of Country Music confirmed the appearance in an interview on Nashville radio station WSM-AM, telling the station she plans to participate in an annual charity motorcycle ride to support Mission 22, an organization working to end suicide among veterans. CMT and others report Lynn will also perform with an all-star band.
“I’m gonna be there,” Lynn says in the interview. “I’m gonna ride in on a motorcycle. Of course I’m not gonna be driving.
“I’m feeling good. I feel better than I should, really. I’ve taken a lot of time off, and I know everybody’s hollering about me being off so much, but I just got lazy, quit singing for a little while.”
Following the stroke, Lynn canceled her remaining 2017 shows, including a fall stop at Renfro Valley, and moved the release of her next album back to 2018. Her sister, Crystal Gale, does have a date at Renfro Oct. 7.
Rich Copley: @copiousnotes.