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Tue Oct 4, 2022, 09:48 AM

Loretta Lynn, coal miner's daughter and country queen, dies

Source: AP

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Loretta Lynn, the Kentucky coal miner's daughter whose frank songs about life and love as a woman in Appalachia pulled her out of poverty and made her a pillar of country music, has died. She was 90. In a statement provided to The Associated Press, Lynn's family said she died Tuesday at her home in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee.

"Our precious mom, Loretta Lynn, passed away peacefully this morning, October 4th, in her sleep at home in her beloved ranch in Hurricane Mills," the family said in a statement. They asked for privacy as they grieve and said a memorial will be announced later. Lynn already had four children before launching her career in the early 1960s, and her songs reflected her pride in her rural Kentucky background.

As a songwriter, she crafted a persona of a defiantly tough woman, a contrast to the stereotypical image of most female country singers. The Country Music Hall of Famer wrote fearlessly about sex and love, cheating husbands, divorce and birth control and sometimes got in trouble with radio programmers for material from which even rock performers once shied away.

Her biggest hits came in the 1960s and '70s, including "Coal Miner's Daughter," "You Ain't Woman Enough," "The Pill," "Don't Come Home a Drinkin' (With Lovin' on Your Mind)," "Rated X" and "You're Looking at Country." She was known for appearing in floor-length, wide gowns with elaborate embroidery or rhinestones, many created by her longtime personal assistant and designer Tim Cobb.


Read more: https://apnews.com/article/loretta-lynn-dies-5f1545e60e37e482faa42cbb25ae61e8



Had heard her name mentioned recently but R.I.P.

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Reply Loretta Lynn, coal miner's daughter and country queen, dies (Original post)
BumRushDaShow Oct 4 OP
Tom_Foolery Oct 4 #1
niyad Oct 4 #2
MissMillie Oct 4 #5
mobeau69 Oct 4 #3
Warpy Oct 4 #4
MissMillie Oct 4 #6
FredGarvin Oct 4 #16
niyad Oct 4 #24
MrsCheaplaugh Oct 4 #36
niyad Oct 4 #37
ripcord Oct 4 #38
niyad Oct 4 #39
Mr.Mystery Oct 4 #29
Docreed2003 Oct 4 #33
MicaelS Oct 4 #34
Arkansas Granny Oct 4 #17
Docreed2003 Oct 4 #30
Marthe48 Oct 4 #7
Aristus Oct 4 #8
FredGarvin Oct 4 #21
Jilly_in_VA Oct 4 #9
FredGarvin Oct 4 #20
Docreed2003 Oct 4 #32
hamsterjill Oct 4 #10
momta Oct 4 #11
colorado_ufo Oct 4 #12
area51 Oct 4 #13
chowder66 Oct 4 #14
redstateblues Oct 4 #15
Oppaloopa Oct 4 #18
Talitha Oct 4 #19
gademocrat7 Oct 4 #22
FredGarvin Oct 4 #23
mahatmakanejeeves Oct 4 #28
progressoid Oct 4 #25
Demsrule86 Oct 4 #27
myohmy2 Oct 4 #35
Demsrule86 Oct 4 #26
Docreed2003 Oct 4 #31
Raine Oct 5 #40
GoldandSilver Oct 5 #41

Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue Oct 4, 2022, 09:52 AM

1. RIP...

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue Oct 4, 2022, 09:56 AM

2. Rest in power, brave spirit.

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Response to niyad (Reply #2)

Tue Oct 4, 2022, 10:11 AM

5. From what I know about her (which isn't all that much)

the word "brave" seems accurate.

I like that she wasn't afraid to write about controversial topics. I guess I'm surprised the record labels didn't try to shut her up--but then again, she was making them money.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue Oct 4, 2022, 09:57 AM

3. RIP

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue Oct 4, 2022, 10:07 AM

4. When she started, she had to be tied to a male star to get air time

She was among the first to break out of that and go solo--and succeed when she split with Ernest Tubb, a big name at the time. I think it gave Dolly Parton the stones to split with Porter Waggoner years later, another star that shone more brightly on her own.

I hated her stuff when she was with Tubb, I appreciated her after the split, when the lyrics just started to pour out without male censorship, er, "guidance."

Please note that I loathe C&W, "not my genre" doesn't begin to cover it. I didn't loathe her.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #4)

Tue Oct 4, 2022, 10:12 AM

6. I don't care much for C&W either, but she's deserving of appreciation. (n/t)

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Response to Warpy (Reply #4)

Tue Oct 4, 2022, 11:51 AM

16. Loretta

She was never tied to male stars in her early years.
She spent little time with Tubb and was successful before that duet album in 1963.
I don't loathe country music.
Why are people so put off by the genre?

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Response to FredGarvin (Reply #16)

Tue Oct 4, 2022, 12:59 PM

24. Because so much of it is so incredibly sexist?

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Response to niyad (Reply #24)

Tue Oct 4, 2022, 08:20 PM

36. Rock n Roll's not sexist? nt

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Response to MrsCheaplaugh (Reply #36)

Tue Oct 4, 2022, 08:59 PM

37. We are discussing CW on this thread.

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Response to niyad (Reply #37)

Tue Oct 4, 2022, 09:09 PM

38. Nice deflection

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Response to ripcord (Reply #38)

Tue Oct 4, 2022, 09:17 PM

39. Statement of fact.

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Response to FredGarvin (Reply #16)

Tue Oct 4, 2022, 05:30 PM

29. Fred Garvin . . . hilarious SNL skit . . .

Some of us are old enough to get the reference.

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Response to FredGarvin (Reply #16)

Tue Oct 4, 2022, 05:44 PM

33. Exactly this...she was never tied to Earnest Tubb

Tubb certainly helped her gain exposure and they did record a series of duet albums but she wasn't "tied" to him. In fact, I'm not sure that she had met him more than a couple of times when he gave up his performance slot on the Opry for her to perform. Afterwards, she would appear frequently on Tubb's "Midnight Jubilee", but, again, this was Earnest giving exposure to Loretta not trying to tie himself to another talent.

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Response to FredGarvin (Reply #16)

Tue Oct 4, 2022, 06:04 PM

34. Because Republicans / Conservatives like it.

Why do so many Liberals hate NASCAR? Same reason.

I knew her death would bring out the haters.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #4)

Tue Oct 4, 2022, 11:53 AM

17. Not a C&W fan either, but I really admired Loretta Lynn. She was one gutsy woman.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #4)

Tue Oct 4, 2022, 05:37 PM

30. She was never "tied to Tubb" as you said

If you want to say she was "tied" or hampered by anyone in her early career it was to the Wilburn Bros, whom she had to fight for royalties to songs she had written.

If anything, Tubb was responsible for promoting Lynn in her early career. He featured her weekly on his "Midnight Jubilee" which aired after the Opry and went so far as giving up his performance slot on the Saturday night Opry for her to perform and gain exposure. While it is true the two recorded several albums together, there was no "split" and there was no professional tie in the way Porter and Dolly were connected.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue Oct 4, 2022, 10:17 AM

7. My brother loved her music

He named one of his dogs Loretta, and the other Bonnie.

R.I.P.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue Oct 4, 2022, 10:29 AM

8. I was never a fan.

But a cousin of mine used to play drums in her sister Crystal Gayle's stage band.

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Response to Aristus (Reply #8)

Tue Oct 4, 2022, 12:13 PM

21. Loretta

Your cousin was lucky.
Sad that you didnt like her music.
She had a lot of talent.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue Oct 4, 2022, 10:39 AM

9. I like old style country

I was sort of raised on it because my dad had a fondness for it which he wouldn't admit to others, being a classically trained musician (violin and voice) besides his workaday profession as a professor of physical geography. However, when we traveled, he often tuned the car radio to country stations, and at home we never missed "Tops in Westerns" on the radio either.

I was a fan of Loretta from the beginning. She was real in the way a lot of country stars weren't. (I love Dolly for the same reason.) She was a pioneer in some of the songs she sang, and a feminist of the type many Appalachian women are. She'd deny that last, of course, but she was. RIP, Loretta. Your candle will burn forever.

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Reply #9)

Tue Oct 4, 2022, 12:08 PM

20. Loretta

"She was a pioneer in some of the songs she sang, and a feminist of the type many Appalachian women are. She'd deny that last, of course, but she was."

????

She never denied her feminist lyrics.

It's partly what made her famous. She was a true feminist. She was all about empowering women.

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Response to FredGarvin (Reply #20)

Tue Oct 4, 2022, 05:39 PM

32. "The Pill" is a great example of this!

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue Oct 4, 2022, 10:49 AM

10. We've lost a trail blazer.

Shes been so relevant to her genre.

Now, she can be with Doo again. Well miss you, Loretta.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue Oct 4, 2022, 10:50 AM

11. I grew up hating C&W, but...

I listened to a lot of it because my parents loved it. When Loretta Lynn would come on I would always sulk because I "hated C&W", but I secretly loved her. Never admitted it. One of my favorites was "Harper Valley PTA".

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue Oct 4, 2022, 10:53 AM

12. The movie about her life was just on TV.

Amazing woman; she worked like a rented mule. There was a lot about her to love.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue Oct 4, 2022, 10:58 AM

13. RIP


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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue Oct 4, 2022, 11:31 AM

14. So sad to hear the news. R.I.P Loretta.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue Oct 4, 2022, 11:42 AM

15. Authentic. RIP Loretta

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue Oct 4, 2022, 12:03 PM

18. I am crying hearing this It is just to much .The hurricane down here.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue Oct 4, 2022, 12:06 PM

19. Loretta was the real deal.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue Oct 4, 2022, 12:26 PM

22. R.I.P. Loretta Lynn

A very talented woman.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue Oct 4, 2022, 12:35 PM

23. Loretta wasn't country and western

There is nothing "western" about her music.

She was a pure country soul.

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Response to FredGarvin (Reply #23)

Tue Oct 4, 2022, 02:17 PM

28. She made exceptions.



Loretta Lynn - I've Got Texas In My Heart
30,810 views Jan 11, 2009 https://amzn.to/2oNxKXj "I've Got Texas In My Heart" (single) Loretta Lynn MP3 download from album "Fist City"
https://amzn.to/2o4b19C "Fist City" (11 tacks album) Loretta Lynn MP3 download

Performance by Loretta Lynn. Loretta, the coal miner's daughter, is famously from "Butcher Holler", a section of Van Lear, a mining community near Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky.

It's got kind of a Bob Wills swing to it, doesn't it?

Lyrics

I'm packin' up my old suitcases to go see old familiar faces
Give me blue skies and sunny Texas weather
I crave the smell of good ole saddle leather I've got Texas in my heart
I've got a lotta friends in Amarrilo I like Dallas Forth Worth Houston San Antone
Got a pinin' in my heart to be in Texas I've said I'll wind up makin' it my home
I'm packin' up my old suitcases to go see old familiar faces
The Lone Star State has won my heart doggone it
And long horn steak with lots of ketchup on it I've got Texas in my heart
[ banjo ]
I love the western way they grab in Texas where that Lone Star hat is mighty plain
You can bet your boots and saddle I love Texas gonna hang and to go back there again
I'm packin' up my old suitcases to go see old familiar faces
Give me blue skies and sunny Texas weather
I crave the smell of good old saddle leather I've got Texas in my heart
(The eyes of Texas are upon you) I've got Texas in my heart

Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Mcalpin
Ive Got Texas in My Heart lyrics Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue Oct 4, 2022, 01:23 PM

25. Unfortunately she was all in for Trump.

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Response to progressoid (Reply #25)

Tue Oct 4, 2022, 02:14 PM

27. No one is perfect...

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Response to progressoid (Reply #25)

Tue Oct 4, 2022, 06:48 PM

35. yes...

...unfortunately...

...never cared much for C&W or her...

...singing about being a coal miner's daughter while sitting on $65 million seemed a bit of a stretch...

...but hey, that's America...

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue Oct 4, 2022, 02:13 PM

26. She opened many door for women in the music industry...

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue Oct 4, 2022, 05:38 PM

31. A legend and an icon

she will be missed and I'm thankful her music lives on

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Oct 5, 2022, 12:18 AM

40. R-I-P Loretta 🎶 🌹🕯️nt

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Oct 5, 2022, 01:17 AM

41. Goodbye, Loretta. Thanks for the memories.

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