Thursday, December 4th, 2008
The country music legend who started her life as the Coal Miner’s Daughter now has 21 of her own grandchildren, and more than four decades worth of hit music that she created while raising her large family.
At age 74, Loretta Lynn — an iconic figure known as much for her feisty songwriting as her singing — still spends half of her year touring across the country. She’ll make a stop Friday at the Pepsi-Cola Roadhouse.
Every two weeks, Lynn switches from the road to her Hurricane Mills, Tenn., ranch, which has become a tourist attraction with its Coal Miner’s Daughter Museum.
What drives Lynn year after year and gives her such longevity and passion for her music? In her humorous, self-deprecating Southern style, Lynn can only chuckle and shrug.