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LORETTA LYNN”S LIFE IS AN OPEN SONGBOOK

Thursday, May 17th, 2012

By Andrew Dansby -MySanantonio.com A representative for Loretta Lynn asks, “Are you ready for Loretta?” before handing the phone to one of the greatest singers and songwriters in the history of American music. Lynn takes the phone. “Ain’t nobody ready for me,” she says and laughs.

Lynn is correct.

Her unlikely story — that of a blue Kentucky girl, who grew up poor in a mining town only to become an iconic country-music star — has inspired songs, biographies, autobiographies, biopics and, in the near future, a Broadway musical. And even all of that doesn’t seem to capture the depth of her tireless spirit. (more…)

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HONKY TONK GIRL: MY LIFE IN LYRICS NOW AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER AT LORETTALYNN.COM

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

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One of the most beloved country music stars of all time gives us the first collection of her lyrics and, in her own words, tells the stories that inspired her most popular songs, such as “Coal Miner’s Daughter,” “Don’t Come Home A’ Drinkin’,” and, of course, “I’m a Honky Tonk Girl.”

Loretta Lynn’s rags-to-riches story–from her hardscrabble childhood in Butcher Holler, Kentucky, through her marriage to Oliver “Doolittle” Lynn when she was thirteen, to her dramatic rise to the top of the charts–has resonated with countless fans throughout her more than fifty-year career. Now, the anecdotes she shares here give us deeper insight into her life, her collaborations, her influences, and how she pushed the boundaries of country music by discussing issues important to working-class women, even when they were considered taboo. (more…)

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LORETTA LYNN IS A LIFER

Friday, January 20th, 2012

Kelly Dearmore – DallasObserver

Loretta Lynn keeps it rather simple when summing her progression from childhood cabin in Butcher Hollow, Kentucky to the illustrious Winspear Opera House, where she performs Sunday night. “It really has been an interesting journey. It’s a hard story to believe, but it really is interesting.”
Recently removed from not only knee surgery but a case of pneumonia, the elegant Lynn is as comfortable as one can be when discussing the past, present or future of both herself and country music. There was a 2010 collection, Coal Miner’s Daughter: A Tribute to Loretta Lynn, featuring versions of her hits from Miranda Lambert and Sheryl Crow, but when asked which artists from the current generation are likely to have the staying power, Lynn again keeps it direct.
“Well, it depends on how hard they work. I never let up,” she says from a cell phone while driving to Nashville. “Back when I had my twins, I was still in the middle of trying to get things going with my career, so, I just took them with me and kept working. It wasn’t easy for me.” (more…)

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LORETTA LYNN’S 50-YEAR CAREER HONORED WITH SPECIAL EVENTS

Friday, August 13th, 2010

The Boot – Nancy Dunham

Loretta Lynn will be celebrated in song on ‘A Coal Miner’s Daughter: A Tribute to Loretta Lynn,’ set for November 9 release on Columbia Records.

The label is mum on which artists we can expect to hear on the album but the disc coincides with several events designed to celebrate 50 years since Loretta’s song ‘I’m a Honky Tonk Girl‘ was released.

Planned events to celebrate Loretta include the September reissue of her 1976 memoir ‘Loretta Lynn: Coal Miner’s Daughter.’ In addition, The Recording Academy will host ‘A Grammy Salute to Country Music Honoring Loretta Lynn’ on October 12 at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium.

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AMERICA CELEBRATES THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF COUNTRY GREAT LORETTA LYNN’S DEBUT

Friday, February 12th, 2010

Charting Single With Albums and More During Yearlong Celebration Marking the 50th anniversary of her first charting single–1960′s “I’m A Honky Tonk Girl”–country music great Loretta Lynn received a prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award on this year’s January 31st Grammy broadcast.  That honor will serve as just the beginning of a yearlong celebration of her extraordinary legacy, not only in country music (16 #1 singles among 51 Top 10s) but in American popular culture. (more…)

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