Country music legend Loretta Lynn is returning to the Golden Nugget Casino for a concert on Saturday, Dec. 17. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m., Friday, Aug. 26, at all Ticketmaster outlets. Also, the rock act Loverboy has scheduled a show at the Golden Nugget on Saturday, Dec. 3.

Tommy Mann

For The Record

An icon of country music is returning to Southwest Louisiana later this year.

Country music legend Loretta Lynn will return to the Grand Event Center of the Golden Nugget Casino on Saturday, Dec. 17. Tickets are $40-$65 each and go on sale at 10 a.m., Friday, Aug. 26 at all Ticketmaster outlets.

During her six decade career, Lynn has released more than 80 singles, 54 studio albums and generated 16 number one hit songs, such as “Coal Miner’s Daughter,” “One’s on the Way,” “Trouble in Paradise,” “She’s Got You” and many more.

Lynn, who is now 84 years of age, last performed at the Golden Nugget in October of 2015. She has sold more than 30 million albums world-wide, is touring in support of her new studio album, “Full Circle,” which was released in March and peaked at number four on Billboard’s Top Country Albums Chart and number 19 on the Billboard Top 200 albums chart.

The album was produced by her daughter, Patsy Lynn Russell, as well as John Carter Cash, the son of country legend Johnny Cash, and features 14 songs including duets with Elvis Costello and Willie Nelson.

For more information on the artist visit www.lorettalynn.com.

The Golden Nugget Casino has not forgotten about rock and roll fans either as another rock concert has been added to the fall lineup.

Canadian rockers Loverboy will perform at 8 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 3, at the Golden Nugget Casino. Tickets are $20-$50 each and go on sale at 10 a.m., Friday, Sept. 2, at all Ticketmaster outlets, online at www.ticketmaster.com and charge by phone at 800-745-3000.

Loverboy, which formed in 1979 in Calgary, Alberta, is best known for its radio rock sound and hit singles such as “Turn Me Loose,” “Working for the Weekend,” “Hot Girls in Love,” “Heaven in Your Eyes,” “Lovin’ Every Minute of It” and others.

The band released its most recent studio album, “Unfinished Business,” its ninth studio recording, in July of 2014 and spent the majority of 2015 on the road touring the United States and Canada with Rick Springfield and The Romantics.

Loverboy still features the majority of its original members, including Mike Reno, vocals; Paul Dean, guitar; Doug Johnson, keyboards; and Matt Frenette, drums. Current bassist Ken “Spider” Sinnaeve has been with the band since 2001.

Visit www.loverboyband.com for information on the band and its upcoming tour. For other events at the Golden Nugget Casino visit www.goldennugget.com/lakecharles for details.