FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 2, 2010
Nashville, TN – To honor Loretta Lynn’s 50th career anniversary, a diverse group of artists has contributed tracks for the November 9 album release of Coal Miner’s Daughter: A Tribute to Loretta Lynn. The artists personally chosen by Lynn include (in alphabetical order) Sheryl Crow, Steve Earle, Faith Hill, Alan Jackson, Kid Rock, Miranda Lambert, Martina McBride, Allison Moorer, Paramore, Reba featuring The Time Jumpers, Carrie Underwood, The White Stripes, Lucinda Williams, Gretchen Wilson, and Lee Ann Womack. “I am so happy that these singers wanted to do this record,” says Loretta. “I love ‘em all, and it was so great to hear all the different ways they did my hits,” she said, referring to how each artist recorded with their own choice of producer and musicians. “I hope people like it as much as I do and we sell a bunch of records!!”
Additional details on the album will be announced soon.
High-resolution album cover art is available upon request.
About Loretta Lynn
A true icon of country music and American culture, Loretta Lynn, the Coal Miner’s Daughter, is this year celebrating the 50th anniversary of her debut single. A member of the Country Music Hall of Fame and now a four-time GRAMMY honoree after receiving the GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award this year, Lynn began her career with the 1960 success of her debut single, “I’m a Honky Tonk Girl.” The event marked not only the arrival of her distinct voice as both songwriter and performer, but also launched a musical legacy that has included 16 #1 singles, including such classics as “One’s on the Way,” “Don’t Come Home a’Drinkin’ (with Lovin’ on Your Mind),” and her signature song, “Coal Miner’s Daughter.” That song also shared its name with Lynn’s bestselling 1976 autobiography and the Academy Award winning 1980 film starring Sissy Spacek. Loretta Lynn: Coal Miner’s Daughter is being re-issued in paperback by Vintage Books in September, with a new foreward by Lynn. Random House Audio will simultaneously release the audio edition on CD and digital download, with narration by Spacek. This October, The Recording Academy will host GRAMMY Salute to Country Music, when Lynn will be honored at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium with a star-studded tribute concert and a presentation of The Recording Academy’s President’s Merit Award in recognition of her remarkable career and contributions to country music.