Listen to Loretta Lynn Recite “Coal Miner’s Daughter” From the 50th Anniversary of the Original
When Loretta Lynn had her biggest hit in 1970, Coal Miner's Daughter, it wasn't her first number one hit. She had already had three chart toppers but it was the story of her life in Butcher Hollow with her coal mining father that made her a country music superstar.
Loretta felt it would only be proper to include that important song on the 50th anniversary of the release of the "Coal Miner's Daughter" album. Loretta recorded a new version of her seminal song about growing up on the ridge in Butcher Hollow with her hard working coal miner father. But she doesn't sing it this time -- she recites it. Somehow Loretta's voice, now almost 89 years old, takes on a special meaning when she tells the well known story of her childhood. Take a listen:
There are twelve other songs on Loretta's new album that features collaborations with other big female country stars like Tanya Tucker, Reba McEntire, and Carrie Underwood. The album is appropriately titled "Still Woman Enough".