Loretta Lynn, 1932-2022

 

Loretta Lynn has passed away. I’m not a huge country music fan, but there are certain singers I am a fan of. Loretta Lynn was one. Here’s the song that inspired a movie:

Performing Patsy Cline’s great song:

Always a honky tonk girl. Her best song, in my opinion:

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  1. She Member
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    I am a considerable country music fan, and very much a Loretta Lynn fan as well.  One of my favorites:

    I also love Emmylou’s version, but Loretta (who really was a Kentucky Girl) sang it first.

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  2. Dunstaple Coolidge
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    I went to see her live sometime around 2010. I am also nowhere near a country music fan, but I thought the concert was just wonderful. RIP Loretta.

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  3. JustmeinAZ Member
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    Loved her! I will listen to anything she sings. I liked her songs with Conway Twitty also.

    Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man – YouTube

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  4. Stad Coolidge
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    Awwwww . . .

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  5. Front Seat Cat Member
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    This is a generation of music and a snapshot of history that reminds us of our roots as Americans, whether you like country or not.  

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  6. Rodin Member
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    It feels like it won’t be too much longer before all of the music stars of my youth will be gone — except Keith Richards (who seems to have been granted immortality). But that’s what comes from being old oneself. RIP. 

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  7. Jimmy Carter Member
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    Hard core Country Classics fan Here. I’ve got all the love, admiration, and respect for Her with what She did with Her Life considering from where She came. 

    Love Ya, Miss Lynn. 

    R.I.P.

    Miss Ya already.

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  8. Dotorimuk Coolidge
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    One of the giants. Wrote her own songs too.

    Here’s a fun one with Harold Jenkins, “You’re the Reason Our Kids Are Ugly”:

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  9. Peckish Cedar Coolidge
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    I was going to say it was a tough chore for any young artist, no matter how talented, to cover a Patsy Cline song, but after a little research I found Loretta did it in Patsy’s honor while the latter was in the hospital following a car accident in 1961.  When Patsy heard it, it lead to their meeting and friendship.  What sounded like a really risky idea in my mind turned out to be Golden.   So much for jumping to conclusions.

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