RIP Loretta Lynn

matclone

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NASHVILLE — Loretta Lynn, the country singer whose plucky songs and inspiring life story made her one of the most beloved American musical performers of her generation, died on Tuesday at her home in Hurricane Mills, Tenn. She was 90.

Her family said in a statement that she died in her sleep at her ranch, which had turned Hurricane Mills, about 70 miles west of Nashville, into a tourist destination.

Ms. Lynn built her stardom not only on her music, but also on her image as a symbol of rural pride and determination. Her story was carved out of Kentucky coal country, from hardscrabble beginnings in Butcher Hollow (which her songs made famous as Butcher Holler). She became a wife at 15, a mother at 16 and a grandmother in her early 30s, married to a womanizing sometime bootlegger who managed her to stardom. That story made her autobiography, “Coal Miner’s Daughter,” a best seller and the grist for an Oscar-winning movie adaptation of the same name.



 

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Bro country can suck a big ol' ****.

THIS is country music. Rest easy Loretta




Those first two musically sound a lot closer to British invasion pop/rock and modern American indy rock/folk than any modern country (or probably more accurately you can see the classic country influence in both of those). If acts like this or Waylon Jennings launched from scratch today they'd be on modern/alt/college type stations before being on country radio.
 
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Those first two musically sound a lot closer to British invasion pop/rock and modern American indy rock/folk than any modern country (or probably more accurately you can see the classic country influence in both of those). If acts like this or Waylon Jennings launched from scratch today they'd be on modern/alt/college type stations before being on country radio.

Maybe you're on to something....

 

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RIP to one of the greats. She's right up there in importance with Cash, Waylon, and Willie.

Much like Dolly Parton, Loretta contributed greatly to women's social issues of the day. She has many songs about not putting up with infidelity and drinking from her man (as cited in other posts).

She also wrote a whole song about birth control and the freedom it gave a woman.

 

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I can imagine that Loretta and Conway are singing together again with heaven's choir today.


The talent doesn't fall to far from the the tree either...

 
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