Loretta Lynn celebrates her 50th year as a country music star with an all-star party, a new tribute album and a special Grammy salute. In this cover story, Loretta talks about her career, health, songwriting and the new album, which features Miranda Lambert, Alan Jackson, Martina McBride and many other artists. “I couldn’t believe that so many wanted to sing on it,” she humbly declares. Loretta also adds that she feels healthy and ready to work. “I still want to sing,” she says. “If I can still sing, that’s what I’ll do.” To learn more, pick up the November 8, 2010 issue of Country Weekly, on newsstands now.