WE WERE THERE: LORETTA LYNN AT THE WINSPEAR OPERA HOUSE

By Mario Tarradell – Dallas News Loretta Lynn spent much of her hour onstage sitting down. Dressed in a shimmering lavender gown – high-neck line, shoulder pads, fitted sleeves – the country music legend looked like a queen perched on her throne. The crowd Sunday night at the Winspear Opera House definitely treated her like royalty. One woman approached the stage and did a we’re-not-worthy bow.

Lynn took it all in stride. Even in sequins and chiffon, the pride of Butcher Holler, Kentucky will always be the coal miner’s daughter next door. Indeed the 90-minute concert, the first stop on Lynn’s 2012 tour, felt like a family affair. more!