Anatomy of a Song: Loretta Lynn’s ‘Fist City’

Loretta Lynn recalls the female rival for her husband who inspired the hit song

 

Anatomy of a Song: Loretta Lynn’s ‘Fist City’

In the mid-1960s, Loretta Lynn began writing and recording songs about cheating husbands, female homewreckers, spousal alcoholism and other sensitive marital issues. Many people at the time were unaware that most of those songs were autobiographical. Among Ms. Lynn’s most popular socially conscious hits was “Fist City.”