Loretta Lynn recorded the song “Coal Miner’s Daughter” in 1971. Her autobiography of the same name followed in 1976 and the movie in 1980. Lynn’s story of her childhood in rural Kentucky, her married life and the beginnings of her music career in the Pacific Northwest, and her success in Nashville is filled with heartbreak and triumph, the inspiration for her songs. Lynn signed her first contract in 1960 and released her last album in 2021. With over six decades in the music industry, Lynn’s songs “The Pill,” “Fist City,” “You Ain’t Woman Enough (To Take My Man),” and “Don’t Come Home a Drinkin’ (With Lovin’ on Your Mind)” established her as a strong, complicated artist. Loretta Lynn (1932–2022) was the Queen of Country Music.

Carolyn Brackett, of Cultural Heritage Works, has worked to preserve Music Row and tell its story.


January 17, 2023


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