Loretta Lynn’s original handwritten lyrics to “Coal Miner’s Daughter,” – Sure it’s still Summer, but it’s not too soon to think about Christmas when you know that Sunny Sweeney, Jamie Lin Wilson, Courtney Patton and Brennen Leigh will be reuniting for their Hard Candy Christmas Tour for the 2017 season. Tickets for most of the […]
A horrific stroke may have permanently silenced beloved country music legend Loretta Lynn as friends fear the ailing icon will never sing again! Since being stricken on May 4, the 85-year-old Coal Miner’s Daughter remains hospitalized, and a source tells Radar Loretta has been struggling to speak — much less sing — since the heartbreaking catastrophe. Read More
The hardest-working woman in country music, Loretta Lynn, will be taking some time off from her busy tour schedule to recover from a stroke she suffered Thursday night. According to her official website, the “Coal Miner’s Daughter” singer-songwriter sought medical treatment at a hospital in Nashville after experiencing the stroke ... More »
Country music star Loretta Lynn was rushed to the hospital after suffering a stroke. The Coal Miner’s Daughter singer, 85, canceled her upcoming tours due to her illness. “American country… READ ON
September 1938. "Children of coal miners. Scotts Run, West Virginia." Medium format nitrate negative by Marion Post Wolcott. View full size.
Country music legend and coal miner’s daughter Loretta Lynn has had a multitude of experiences in her 84-year life, from protesting the Vietnam War and befriending Jimmy Carter, to sharing a stage with her natural musical descendant, Kid Rock. Show More Summary
The coal miner’s daughter herself, Loretta Lynn, recently tried weed for the first time. She wasn’t impressed with the experience, apparently. Read more...
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.
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
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.
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
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...
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
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 […]
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: "Coal Miner's Daughter"
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
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...
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