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Friday, January 20th, 2012

By Kevin McClintock – Globe Staff Writer

For more than 50 years running America’s most famous coal miner’s daughter has been nearly worshiped by her fans.

Loretta Lynn, who became one of the first female country artists to reach sales exceeding 500,000 with her 1967 song, “Don’t Come Home A’ Drinkin’ (With Lovin’ On Your Mind), will be performing live at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Indoor Peoria Showplace inside Buffalo Run Casino.

Lynn isn’t just a pretty voice. In many ways she’s both a country musical trendsetter and maverick. Her first self-penned song to crack the Top 10, 1966’s “Dear Uncle Sam,” was among the very first recordings to recount the human costs of the Vietnam War.

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Saturday, March 10th, 2007

By CHRIS WELCH Times Entertainment Writer The voice on the other end of the phone line was warm, kind — even motherly. “Are you busy?” she asked. The legendary Queen of Country Music — Loretta Lynn — asking if her interviewer was busy? It made more sense to ask Lynn that. “Oh yeah, hon, I’m staying busy,” the country star said as she called to talk about her show here Friday night at the Von Braun Center Concert Hall. “I’ve been recording all day. I’m working on a gospel album, Christmas album and a greatest hits album.” (more…)

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Friday, August 19th, 2005

Country music legend talks with Citizen-Times about latest album, more By Laura Blackley CITIZEN-TIMES CORRESPONDENT Loretta Lynn is arguably one of America’s best-known and most beloved cultural icons. The “Coal Miner’s Daughter” forged her own path to success with honest, heart-rending, take-no-guff songs based on her own rags-to-riches life. In a career spanning more than 40 years, she’s had more songs banned by country radio than any other artist. In sharp contrast, however, she’s also won numerous Country Music Association Female Vocalist of the Year Awards, and was the first woman to win the CMA’s most prestigious award, entertainer of the year, in 1972. (more…)

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