Legendary country crooner Loretta Lynn performed a benefit concert in Charlottesville Saturday to support a nonprofit's mission to bring medical services to low-income people in the community.
Lynn sang some of her most famous songs to a sold out crowd at the nTelos Wireless Pavilion. The concert has already brought in well over a million dollars.
"My mom took me when I was 10 to see 'Coal Miner's Daughter' and ever since then I have wanted to meet her," said Lynn fan Janet Moreland.
Lynn took the stage to loud applause. The concert is the cornerstone benefit for the Charlottesville Free Clinic.
"The Free Clinic provides health care dental and pharmaceuticals to low income individuals in our community," said Erika Viccellio, the executive director of the Charlottesville Free Clinic.
Lynn is no stranger to hard times. She grew up in poverty and became famous when one of her first song's 'Coal Miner's Daughter' became a worldwide success. Now she is giving back.
"We want to be a vital vibrant partner in the community providing health care to those in the community who don't have it," Viccellio said.
Lynn's performance will support the clinic's mission to help families in central Virginia.
"I think it is going to be personal, I think it's going to be fun and I think people are going to leave inspired and grateful," Viccellio said.
The Charlottesville Free Clinic plans to use the money raised through Saturday night's concert to focus on its dental care clinic.
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