Keith Urban Shares Spunky Voicemail Loretta Lynn Left Him Before Her Birthday Celebration


Country music legend Loretta Lynn celebrated her 87th birthday Sunday (April 14) and her fellow country artists came out in full force on social media to show their love for the “Coal Miner’s Daughter.” Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood, Brad Paisley, Alan Jackson, Willie Nelson and more shared their video wishes for Lynn on Twitter.

Many of those artists turned out to help Loretta celebrate her 76th birthday in early April at her first ever birthday party. More than 12,000 fans filled the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville for the celebration that included performances of some of Lynn’s biggest hits like “Blue Kentucky Girl” and “You Ain’t Woman Enough To Take My Man” by some of Music’s City biggest artists. George Strait, Miranda Lambert, Kacey Musgraves, Tanya Tucker, and Alan Jackson were just a few of the stars in attendance.

There was one guest in particular that was there to fulfill a very special wish for Lynn. When it was announced during a press conference that Lynn would be honored with her first birthday party, she had one wish….that Keith Urban would jump out of her birthday cake.

In an interview with PBS for a television special, Urban talked about Loretta Lynn’s influence on him as an aspiring artist in Australia.

“She’s talking about home, and she’s talking about dreams, and she’s talking about heartbreak, and she’s talking about desire, and love, and just destruction, and all of it. It’s global,” Urban said of Lynn’s music.

Urban also shared a hilarious voicemail that Lynn left for him prior to her birthday party. “Hey Keith, this is Loretta. And I’m having a birthday, and I want to see your butt there,” Lynn said in the spunky voicemail.

Urban did as Lynn requested and showed up at her party where he sang her classic hit “Blue Kentucky Girl” and obliged her by jumping out of her birthday cake.

Hear Keith Urban’s beautiful rendition of “Blue Kentucky Girl” performed at Loretta Lynn’s birthday party in the video below.