Nashville, TN – Music icon Loretta Lynn reunited with Oscar-winner Sissy Spacek at a sold-out concert in Sissy’s hometown of Charlottesville, VA on Saturday, July 30. Twenty-five years ago Sissy traveled the road with Loretta before the making of COAL MINER’S DAUGHTER, a role for which she won an Academy Award for her portrayal of Loretta in the autobiographical American film classic.
Following a heartfelt introduction by Sissy, nearly 4000 fans were treated to an intimate evening of banter and reminiscing with Sissy joining Loretta on-stage for the second half of the concert. In addition to performing many selections from her stable of country hits, Loretta swapped lines with her beloved friend on songs Sissy performed in COAL MINER’S DAUGHTER.
Sissy is an advisory board member of the non-profit local community theater organization, Live Arts, which invited Loretta to Charlottesville to perform for the grand opening of the new Charlottesville Pavilion. Loretta continues on tour through December with 25 concerts scheduled throughout the Northeast, Mid-west and Southeast. For more information, log on to www.lorettalynn.com.
Sissy is currently promoting two films, both due in theaters in October. The first, called NORTH COUNTRY, is distributed by Warner Bros. and directed by Niki Caro. Sissy co-stars with Charlize Theron, Frances McDormand and Woody Harrelson. Sissy also stars in the film NINE LIVES, distributed by Magnolia and directed by Roidrigo Garcia. She co-stars with Aidan Quinn, Glenn Close, Holly Hunter, Mary Kay Place, Lisa Gay Hamilton, Dakota Fanning, Joe Mantegna, Ian McShane, Robin Wright Penn and Stephen Dillane.
Photo credit: Will May