Loretta Lynn to Play SXSW 2016
SXSW has revealed the lineup for the music portion of the annual festival, and among the acts set to take the stages is country icon Loretta Lynn.
In addition to Lynn, Whitney Rose, Bobby Bare Jr., Lydia Loveless, Corb Lund and 8 Ball Aitken are among the country, folk, Americana, bluegrass and alt-country acts scheduled to perform at SXSW 2016. Country stars who have performed at SXSW in the past include Wynonna Judd and Humming House in 2015 and Rodney Crowell and Lucinda Williams in 2014.
Thousands of musicians and fans from Iceland, Poland, Australia, Japan, Chile and plenty of other areas of the world will converge together in Austin, Texas, for the annual event, which also features a film portion and an interactive portion. The music-focused segment of SXSW 2016 is scheduled for March 15-20.
In addition to the above mentioned SXSW 2016 performeres, Willie Nelson will also be playing a big part in SXSW this year: He's hosting the 2016 Luck Banquet, which will feature 20 acts across two stages, with Nelson headlining; pop-up shops from local artisans and chefs; and a whole lot more. The event will take place on Nelson's ranch in Luck, Texas, where the movie Red Headed Stranger was filmed.
Lynn recently won the first-ever Billboard Women in Music Legend Award. She'll be featured in a PBS documentary, Loretta Lynn: Still a Mountain Girl, in March, and release a brand-new album, Full Circle.
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