Loretta Lynn Transformed Classic Songs On Still Woman Enough - WXPN | Vinyl At Heart
Loretta Lynn on World Cafe
Loretta Lynn
World Cafe
  • Loretta Lynn, "Coal Miner's Daughter"
  • Loretta Lynn, "Coal Miner's Daughter (Recitation)"
  • Loretta Lynn, "Honky Tonk Girl" (from Still Woman Enough)
  • Patsy Cline, "She's Got You"
  • Loretta Lynn, "One's On The Way"
  • Loretta Lynn, "Still Woman Enough"

*This session originally aired on April 26, 2021

Loretta Lynn lived a life that is almost hard to believe. A mother of six who grew up in a Kentucky holler and married young, she balanced her family and her career and became one of the biggest country stars in America. And her songs, which often told stories and shared honest truths about the experience of being a woman in America — something that wasn’t usually centered in the country music world — are a big part of her enduring legacy.

On her 50th studio album, Still Woman Enough, she revisited some of those songs, like her 1970 hit “Coal Miner’s Daughter,” which is transformed into a spoken word piece. Lynn also brought back other classics via collaborations with artists like Margo Price and Tanya Tucker. And she wrote a brand new one, the title track, with her daughter.

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