Nashville, May 10, 2012 - Country music legend Loretta Lynn announced from the stage of the historic Ryman Auditorium during Opry Country Classics that she has chosen Grammy and Golden Globe nominated actress and star of FOX TV’s hit show, “New Girl,” Zooey Deschanel to portray her in an upcoming Broadway-bound stage adaptation of Coal Miner's Daughter. Following the announcement, Ms. Deschanel joined the country music icon onstage for a duet of Ms. Lynn’s signature song, “Coal Miner's Daughter.”

This stage version of Coal Miner's Daughter will tell the remarkable story of country music legend Loretta Lynn, from her impoverished Kentucky childhood, to her unlikely and triumphant rise to become the First Lady of Country Music and one of the greatest women of her generation.