Even if Loretta Lynn had never written ‘Coal Miner’s Daughter,’ the 1976 memoir that became an Oscar-winning film, fans would know a fair bit about her life. Many of her best-loved songs were penned from personal experience, and with that in mind, the country legend is releasing another type of autobiography: ‘Honky Tonk Girl: My Life in Lyrics.’
The book combines years of photos and lyrics from some 300 songs, among them ‘Don’t Come Home a’ Drinkin” and and ‘Coal Miner’s Daughter.’ There’s also a forward by Elvis Costello, one of the Kentucky songstress’s countless admirers in numerous genres.
The book arrives in stores today (April 3), and fans craving more Loretta can catch the 76-year-old icon throughout the spring and summer, as she tours across the country. See a list of cities and dates on her concert schedule here