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

GRAND OLE PARTY AS LORETTA LYNN MARKS 50 YEARS IN BIZ

Tuesday, November 9th, 2010

Today’s country music worships the same youth god as rock and pop, but its audience holds reverence for Loretta Lynn, who celebrates her 50th anniversary as a recording artist this year. She first recorded I’m a Honky Tonk Girl for tiny Zero Records in 1960.”Do you believe that I have been in the business that long?” she says by phone from her home in Hurricane Mills, Tenn. “I was a scared little girl, real bashful. I look back and it seems so long ago, and then sometimes it’s like it’s a month ago.”

Lynn, who is in her late 70s (she declines to share her age), has a big week ahead: Tuesday sees the release of the album Coal Miner’s Daughter: A Tribute to Loretta Lynn, on which Carrie Underwood, Alan Jackson, Martina McBride, Reba McEntire, the White Stripes, Lucinda Williams and Kid Rock dust off her time-honored catalog.

And Wednesday, she’ll be honored with a tribute at the Country Music Association Awards (ABC, 8 p.m. ET/tape delay PT) in a segment that features top nominee Miranda Lambert (up for nine awards) and Sheryl Crow. (more…)

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ALBUM REVIEW: COAL MINER’S DAUGHTER: A TRIBUTE TO LORETTA LYNN

Tuesday, November 9th, 2010

Coal Miner’s Daughter: A Tribute to Loretta LynnJoe Heim – Washington Post

Loretta Lynn writes songs that knock you on your head and off your feet. For 50-plus years, the 76-year-old pride of Butcher Hollow, Ky., has stamped the country charts with her tunes of trouble, turmoil, payback and sweet satisfaction. And on this perfectly rough-around-the-

edges tribute album, a host of like-minded musicians — country and otherwise — join in the fun and fury.

Along with Kitty Wells and Dolly Parton, it was Lynn who opened the biggest doors for women in country music. She did it with songs that sparked controversy, many of which she wrote herself. Songs such as “Don’t Come Home A Drinkin’ (With Lovin’ on Your Mind),” the feisty album-opening mood-setter delivered here by Gretchen Wilson. Paramore’s Hayley Williams serves up a spare but still ornery “You Ain’t Woman Enough (to Take My Man).” And Lucinda Williams, with her familiar mouthful-of-molasses delivery, wrings new hurt from “Somebody Somewhere (Don’t Know What He’s Missing Tonight).” (more…)

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THE ONCE AND FUTURE QUEEN OF COUNTRY

Monday, November 8th, 2010

By Alanna Nash  – USA Weekend

Country music icon Loretta Lynn recently sat smiling on a small stage in her Coal Miner’s Daughter Museum in remote Hurricane Mills, Tenn., and revealed the secret to her legendary endurance: “staying grounded.”

“I’m proud of my awards,” the 76-year-old singer said at a bash to celebrate her 50th anniversary as a recording artist. “But you just don’t forget where you come from. All I do is close my eyes, and I go back to that little one-room cabin where I lived till I was 11 years old.”

These days, maintaining her humility must be especially tough. Lynn’s new CD, Coal Miner’s Daughter: A Tribute to Loretta Lynn, featuring daughter Patsy and the White Stripes, Kid Rock, Alan Jackson and Carrie Underwood, hits stores Tuesday. Wednesday, she will be honored with a tribute on the CMA Awards.

If ever there was a time for Lynn to rest on her laurels, it would be now. But not this reigning Queen of Country. (more…)

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‘COAL MINER’S DAUGHTER’ IS FITTING TRIBUTE TO LORETTA LYNN

Monday, November 8th, 2010

Fifty years ago, a mother of four from coal country signed her first record deal and released a single that proudly proclaimed I’m a Honky Tonk Girl. On the dozen tracks in Coal Miner’s Daughter: A Tribute to Loretta Lynn (* * * out of four), some modern-day honky-tonk girls — and a few guys — show their affection for Loretta Lynn.

The lineup finds several country queens, including Carrie Underwood, Faith Hill and Martina McBride, paying their respects. Lynn joins rootsy rocker Sheryl Crow and country spitfire Miranda Lambert to reprise Coal Miner’s Daughter.

Lucinda Williams, Steve Earle and Allison Moorer bring more of a raw country edge to their covers, and rockers Paramore and the White Stripes turn down the volume with acoustic arrangements.

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ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT ON THE SET WITH LORETTA, SHERYL, & MIRANDA

Monday, November 8th, 2010

Sheryl Crow went in to the studio for a very special tribute to a music icon.

ET is with the singer while she shoots a video for her new single that pairs her with country legend Loretta Lynn for the November 9 release of Coal Miner’s Daughter: A Tribute to Loretta Lynn.

“As a songwriter, she liberated us,” Sheryl says of Loretta. “She gave us carte blanche to write about everything. She’s the godmother of us all.”

On a personal note, she gushed about getting to spend the day with one of her idols, saying, “It’s an honor to be here and it’s a blast! It’s so much fun to hang out with her. The stories and how generous she is … It’s just wonderful.”

The title track and first single, “Coal Miner’s Daughter,” features Loretta, Sheryl, and Miranda Lambert. (more…)

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