When we went to three hours, it was much more music. And the ratings were really strong. __ A SURPRISE FOR LYNN Lynn almost didnt show up to 1988 show when Johnny Cash surprised her on stage by telling her she was going to be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. Minnie Pearl said You have to come tonight, Lynn recalled. I said, I am not coming. I am going to a party right across the street. Pearl eventually convinced Lynn to show up. After Cashs announcement, Lynn got so excited she dropped her jewelry on stage and had to hand it off to the man in black. She joked she never really

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