Country music legend Loretta Lynch suffers stroke


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Loretta Lynn suffered a stroke on Thursday night (May 4) and is hospitalized.

Yesterday, the singer's official website posted the news that Loretta was admitted to a hospital in Nashville after a health scare while at home. She's a member of the Country Music, Gospel Music and Songwriters Halls of Fame, and President Barack Obama awarded Lynn the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2013.

Lynn now is set to release a new album August 18 titled, "Wouldn't it be Great", which comes awhile after winning two Grammy Awards in 2005 for her album "Van Lear Rose".

The singer, who had just celebrated her 85th birthday, "is now receiving care and is conscious, she should recover completely".

Due to her hospitalization, doctors have asked her to "postpone" some of her upcoming shows.

Lynn's life arc from poverty to stardom were immortalized in and she will ever be known as A Coal Miner's Daughter.

The announcement was made on the singer's website. She belted out hits including "You're Lookin' at Country" and "I Wanna Be Free". "We pray for a speedy recovery".

Lynn is slated to release her new studio album Wouldn't It Be Great on August 18. She has won four Grammy Awards (including a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2010) and sold more than 45 million records worldwide.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Lynn and her family.

Country music singers and institutions sent their best wishes via social media.

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