Band: Loretta Lynn • Date: March 17-18
Venue: Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, 875 Beach Blvd. (Biloxi),
Tickets: $34.95-$49.95, available through Ticketmaster

The Coal Miner’s Daughter is returning to the Gulf Coast. Country music icon Loretta Lynn’s contributions to modern music history make her a national treasure. Her reign as country music’s queen began in the mid-20th century and continues to this day.

Lynn’s life has also been a source of inspiration for many female up-and-comers in country music. Her life story was recorded in the autobiography “Loretta Lynn: Coal Miner’s Daughter,” which was made into a successful feature-length film in 1980.

Lynn found a new generation of fans with the release of her Jack White-produced album “Van Lear Rose.” Last year, she followed up that album with “Full Circle,” which earned two Grammy nominations. Featuring duets with Willie Nelson and Elvis Costello, “Full Circle” is Lynn’s successful attempt to give her listeners a look into country’s past. Her trademark delivery and selection of traditional and classic tunes demonstrates her significant contributions to country music, both past and present.