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Captola Johnson: Pioneering Female Aviator Dies in Sacramento at 95

Captola "Cappy" Johnson, a coal miner's daughter who went on to fly during World War II as a pioneering aviator, died March 18 at a Folsom hospital after a short illness.

The Betty Neumar Black Widow Murder Case

In November 1950, Betty Johnson, an 18-year-old coal miner's daughter who had grown up in Ironton, a town in southeastern Ohio along the West Virginia border, married Clarence Malone. In 1952, shortly after the birth of their son Gary, the couple, while living outside of Cleveland, separated. Show More Summary

Country Icon Loretta Lynn Is Still a Mountain Girl

We sat down with the coal miner's daughter herself to talk about her new album, her new American Masters documentary, stick'n'poke tattoos, and heartbreak.

Loretta Lynn's 'Full Circle': At 83, the coal miner's daughter is lovely as ever

The coal miner's daughter has been a grandmother now, oh, 50 years now — but the voice that made her country music's most decorated and revered female artist has only improved with age. Full Circle, Loretta Lynn's first full album in nearly a dozen years, arrived Friday. Show More Summary

PBS Documentary on Loretta Lynn Recounts the Debt Modern Country Music Owes to 'Fist City'

Loretta Lynn won America's affection with the 1980 film Coal Miner's Daughter. Now the producers of a new PBS documentary want her to also score a little more of America's admiration. "Besides being a wonderful, genuine person, Loretta...Show More Summary

Hear the First Track Released From Loretta Lynn’s First Album in More Than a Decade

It’s been a long time since we heard from iconic country singer-songwriter Loretta Lynn, but a new track, released in advance of her upcoming album Full Circle, quickly proves she’s still got it. The famous coal miner’s daughter from Butcher Holler released her last album, the Jack White-produced Van Lear Rose, in 2004 to rave reviews. Show More Summary

Loretta Lynn's American Masters Documentary Premieres March 2016 

7 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

If your heart belongs to coal miner’s daughter Loretta Lynn, then you’ll want to mark your calendar for March 4, 2016. For on that happy day, PBS premieres Loretta Lynn: Still a Mountain Girl — a new installment in its American Masters documentary series. Read more...

The Knox Coal Mine Disaster: A Story of Corruption and Greed

Like the song made famous by country music legend, Loretta Lynn, I was a Coal Miner's Daughter. My Dad, Angelo Bruno, worked in the deep, dark, damp coal mines of Northeastern Pennsylvania from the time he was 15 years old. AlthoughShow More Summary

Trump and the Coal Miner’s Daughter

Country music is the music for much of working-class America, and for many of those who make up that great mass of humanity, 83-year-old Loretta Lynn is the reigning Queen of Country Music now that the great Kitty Wells is no longer with us. Last week, Lynn publicly announced that she was supporting Donald Trump […]

Flashback: 'Walk the Line' Puts Johnny Cash's Life on the Big Screen

Country music biopics are a rarity for Hollywood, and high-quality country biopics that are also a hit at the box office are "scarcer than hen's teeth," as June Carter Cash might have put it. The Eighties had Coal Miner's Daughter, the life story of Loretta Lynn, with an Oscar-winning performance...

Loretta Lynn Wows Austin Crowd (SHOW REVIEW/PHOTOS)

Considering a seemingly endless output of country music and awards that’s spanned over five decades, Loretta Lynn has no reason to give a damn these days. What makes this Coal Miner’s Daughter a living legend and a true class act is that, at the age of 83, she still does give a damn. Show More Summary

Flashback: Loretta Lynn Travels to 'Fantasy Island'

In February 1980, just a few weeks before the Oscar-winning biopic Coal Miner's Daughter brought her life story to the big screen, Loretta Lynn played herself (as a kidnapping victim) on the CBS hit, Dukes of Hazzard. But in June 1982, the legendary singer went a step further, portraying a...

Heroism Defeats Torture at the American Psychological Association

by Bryant Welch, J.D., Ph.D. It was the stuff of heroes. It was "All the King's Men", "The Coal Miner's Daughter", and "The Insider" all wrapped into one. American Psychology, long battered and embarrassed by the horrific support ofShow More Summary

Loretta Lynn, Luke Bryan Are Early 2015 ACM Awards Winners

The Coal Miner's Daughter has her lucky 13th career ACM trophy. Loretta Lynn has been honored with the Crystal Milestone Award for the 2015 ACMs, as revealed in a list of off-camera winners released today. The recognition is given in honor of her illustrious, 50-year career in which she has blazed...

35 years later, 'Coal Miner's Daughter' still strikes the perfect note

Chances are you age determines how well you remember the movie Coal Miner's Daughter. If you were still in high school or college at the time, the biopic about the life of Loretta Lynn was something you parents went to see on "Date Night" while you stayed home and watched Happy Days, Laverne & Shirley and Three's …

Ashton Kutcher and Loretta Lynn are not Obama’s Cabinet picks

President Obama might have a few celebrity pals, but let’s get something straight: His inner circle of top officials does not include the star of “Two and a Half Men.” Nor The Coal Miner’s Daughter. People keep confusing Ashton Carter, the new defense secretary, for hunky actor Ashton Kutcher. And not just regular folks scanning […]

New Loretta Lynn music due in 2015 under multi-album deal

2 years agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Country queen Loretta Lynn has signed a new multi-album contract with Legacy Recordings, which plans a 2015 release of the “Coal Miner’s Daughter” singer/songwriter’s first album of new material in more than a decade.

‘Beneath’ Trailer: Trapped Miners Face Horror

In Beneath, a coal miner (Jeff Fahey) about to retire picks the wrong time to finally follow the old “bring your daughter to work day” concept. When the young woman (Kelly Noonan) joins dad and his mining crew, she’s underground when a collapse traps them all hundreds of feet below — sorry, beneath the surface. Show More Summary

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