Posts Tagged ‘Coal Miner’s Daughter: A Tribute to Loretta Lynn’


Thursday, January 31st, 2013

By George Varga
The San Diego Union-Tribune
8:16 A.M. JAN. 30, 2013

Country music star Loretta Lynn, right, and actress Zooey Deschanel sing Lynn's hit "Coal Miner's Daughter" during a performance of the Grand Ole Opry on Thursday, May 10, 2012, in Nashville, Tenn. During her appearance on the show, Lynn announced that a musical of "Coal Miner's Daughter" is in development and Deschanel will play her. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey) — APWill Zooey Deschanel sing a Loretta Lynn classic at SDSU this summer?

We’ll find out when Deschanel, the star of the hit TV series, “New Girl,” performs here June 21 at the SDSU Open Air Theatre as half of She & Him, her rootsy duo with singer-songwriter M. Ward. (Trivia question: Is “New Girl” the only hit TV series to share its name with “New Girl,” a song by The Fingers, one of San Diego’s top indie-rock bands in the late 1970s and early ’80s? Why, yes, it is. Thank you for asking.)


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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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Monday, July 11th, 2011

Loretta Lynn and Miranda LambertVH1’s Behind The Music caught up with The Coal Miner’s Daughter for their new episode featuring country star Miranda Lambert. Tune in to find out what Loretta said about her friend Miranda. The episode premieres on July 13th at 10:00 PM ET only on VH1! more!

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Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

By Rick Moore – American Songwriter
Columbia Nashville
Rating: ★★★★☆

For half a century Loretta Lynn has been one of the queens of country music, and when she started writing her own material a few years after she was signed, she (and Dolly Parton) broke the doors down for women who wanted to write what they sang. Her days as a radio staple have long come and gone, but at least AM stations still play her. Her mostly self-penned 2004 Van Lear Rose album, produced by the eclectic Jack White, won the Grammy for “Country Album of the Year,” even though Nashville basically ignored the release completely. But she’s not the first legend Nashville has dissed, and she won’t be the last.

There’s no dissing on the new tribute CD Coal Miner’s Daughter: A Tribute to Loretta Lynn, though, as artists who were influenced by her, hang out with her, and just plain think she’s a great person, have assembled to pay homage to a true living legend. (more…)

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Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

Coal Miner’s Daughter: A Tribute to Loretta LynnListen to the interview from NPR’s Fresh Air

In 1960, while leaning up against an old toilet, country star Loretta Lynn wrote her first song, “I’m a Honky Tonk Girl,” in just 20 minutes on a $17 guitar her husband had bought her as an anniversary present.

At the time, Lynn was 24. She had been married for 11 years and already had four children. (She would later have two more.)

“I just sat down with my guitar,” she tells Fresh Air‘s Terry Gross. “I was outside and leaning up against the toilet in Washington State. And I sat there and wrote ‘Honky Tonk Girl’ and ‘Whispering Sea.’ ” more!

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