Coal Miner's Daughter

Coal Miner's Daughter

by Loretta Lynn

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New York Times bestselling author and Nashville legend Loretta Lynn tells the story of her rise from deep poverty in Butcher Holler, Kentucky, to the top of the male-dominated country music industry.
  Reissued for the 40th Anniversary of the Oscar-winning, Sissy Spacek-starring film of the same name, Coal Miner's Daughter recounts Loretta Lynn's astonishing journey to become one of the original queens of country music. Loretta grew up dirt poor in the mountains of Kentucky, she was married at thirteen years old, and became a mother soon after. At the age of twenty-four, her husband, Doo, gave her a guitar as an anniversary present.

Soon, she began penning songs and singing in front of honky-tonk audiences, and, through years of hard work, talent, and true grit, eventually made her way to Nashville, the Grand Ole Opry, eventually securing her place in country music history. Loretta's prolific and influential songwriting made her the first woman to receive a gold record in country music, and got her named the first female Entertainer of the Year by the Country Music Association. This riveting memoir introduces readers to all the highs and lows on her road to success and the tough, smart, funny, and fascinating woman behind the legend.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781538701690
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 02/16/2021
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 94,820
File size: 19 MB
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About the Author

Loretta Lynn is an American country music singer-songwriter whose groundbreaking career spans almost 60 years, with such famous hits as "You Ain't Woman Enough (To Take My Man)" and "Coal Miner's Daughter," as well as a biographical film and book of the same name. With more than 45 million albums sold worldwide, multiple gold albums, and numerous awards and accolades, Loretta is the most awarded female country recording artist and the only female ACM Artist of the Decade. She's known not only for her still-incredible voice, but also for her down-to-earth quality, quick wit, and humor.

Table of Contents

Preface to the New Edition xi

About Me and This Book xv

1 Butcher Holler 1

2 Daddy 10

3 Mommy 19

4 Family Style 27

5 School Days 36

6 The Pie Social 47

7 Doolittle 55

8 Hey, You Ain't Supposed to Wear Clothes under Your Nightgown 62

9 Doo Kicks Me Out 71

10 Two Thousand Miles from Home 76

11 A Death in the Family 87

12 Beginner's Luck 97

13 An Honest-to-Goodness Record 106

14 Fans 111

15 The Education of a Country Singer 120

16 Music City, U.S.A. 129

17 Patsy 135

18 My Kids 141

19 Performer 149

20 Songwriter 157

21 We Bought the Whole Town 163

22 Me and Doo 177

23 The Hyden Widows 184

24 The Truth about My Health 193

25 Mexico 202

26 Entertainer of the Year 207

27 Death Threats 221

28 Baptized at Last 227

29 Confessions of a Bug 236

30 On the Road 241

31 What's Next? 260

What Came Next: Forty More Years with Loretta Lynn 263

32 The View from the Mountain Top 265

33 Locking Horns 268

34 My Work Husband (Conway Twitty) 270

35 True Love 274

36 Angels 277

37 Sloe Gin Fizz (Jack White) 279

38 Fake News 283

Acknowledgments 287

Reading Group Guide 291

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