Loretta Lynn’s Iconic Career Celebrated In New Documentary

Loretta Lynn; Photo by David McClister
Loretta Lynn; Photo by David McClister
Loretta Lynn; Photo by David McClister

50 years after the release of  “Coal Miner’s Daughter,” PBS is releasing a documentary to reflect on the success of Loretta Lynn’s career.

Loretta Lynn: My Story In My Words allows the country music icon to be the own storyteller of her rise to fame and the pivotal moments of her life. The documentary features archival performances and interviews mixed with new commentary, giving viewers a new insight into the nostalgia of her outstanding career.

The documentary will air just before the release of Lynn’s 50th studio album. Out March 19, Still Woman Enough celebrates women in country music and features other iconic country stars, including Carrie Underwood, Reba McEntire, and Tanya Tucker. 

“I am just so thankful to have some of my friends join me on my new album. We girl singers gotta stick together,” Lynn shared in a statement. “It’s amazing how much has happened in the 50 years since “Coal Miner’s Daughter” first came out, and I’m extremely grateful to be given a part to play in the history of American music.”

Lynn has been inducted into more music Halls of Fame than any female recording artist. She was also the very first woman to earn the Country Music Association’s Entertainer of the Year in 1972. Loretta Lynn has also been awarded the Kennedy Center Honors, a Presidential Medal of Freedom, and Billboard’s Women in Music “Legend” Award. Additionally, she has won four Grammy Awards, plus a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. The American music icon is one of the most awarded musicians and has established herself as the Queen of Country Music.

Loretta Lynn: My Story In My Words premieres on PBS starting Saturday, February 27. Check local listings for airtimes. 

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