December 29, 2011

Loretta Lynn hits starting in the 1960s

"Now there ain't a thing on earth that don't need a lovin', And baby I'm no exception to the rule"
The daughter of a Kentucky coal miner, Loretta Lynn had a string of hits starting in the 1960s, including "Coal Miner's Daughter," "You Ain't Woman Enough," "The Pill"
and "One's on the Way."

Are you mine yes I am, All the time yes I am
Loretta headed towards Nashville from her long-time home in Washington state, where “Doo” had supported her first stab at country stardom.

Daddy loved and raised eight kids on a miner's pay
Mommie scrubbed our clothes on a washboard ever' day
As our true American music legends grow fewer and fewer, the surviving road warriors among them become more precious with each passing year.

She's known Scruggs all his life but Still Country! marks the first time they have collaborated. The waitin' is over. On Still Country! (Audium Records), released September 12, 2000 produced by Randy Scruggs, Loretta proves she is, well more than woman enough to bring country into a new millennium.