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Loretta Lynn speaks out about her health after suffering a stroke last May Grant Lamos IV/Getty Images
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Oh, it’s good to hear Loretta Lynn’s voice again.

The country icon called in for an interview on legendary Nashville radio station WSM-AM this week to talk about an upcoming event, Tennessee Motorcycles & Music Revival, at her ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee. It’s one of the first times we’ve heard from Loretta since she suffered a stroke on May 4.

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She gave a health update saying, “I’m feeling good. I feel better than I should, really. I’ve taken a lot of time off. I know everybody’s hollering about me being off so much. I just got lazy and quit singing for a little while.”

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Loretta’s granddaughter, Tayla, was in the studio during the interview, and said she and her “memaw”  have been singing together getting ready for a joint performance at the four-day motorcycle event.

Loretta joked, “I’m gonna ride in on a motorcycle.”

You can check out the full interview here. Loretta has been making steady progress since she was sidelined by the stroke. In July, she posted a message on Facebook letting fans know she was on the mend.

The post reads, “Thank you so much for all of your prayers, love and support. I’m happy to say that I’m at home with my family and getting better by the day! My main focus now is making a full recovery so that I can get back to putting all of me into what I love, sharing my music with all of you.”

Hunter Kelly is a senior correspondent for Rare Country. Follow him on Twitter @Hunterkelly.
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