Monday September 24th: LORETTA LYNN
Few performers in country music have proved as influential and iconic as Loretta Lynn. At a time when women usually took a back seat to men in Nashville, Lynn was a voice of strength, independence, and sometimes defiance, writing and singing songs that spoke to the concerns of working-class women with unapologetic honesty.
As told by her song (and movie and book), Loretta Lynn is a Coal Miner's Daughter, born in Butcher Hollow, Kentucky in 1932. At the age of 72, Lynn was discovered by a new generation of music fans when alternative rock star Jack White, a longtime fan, produced her 2004 album, Van Lear Rose. Loretta Lynn’s new album Wouldn’t It Be Great is out September 28th.