If country music has a foundation, Loretta Lynn is a cornerstone. Loretta broke down the doors of country music and paved the way for women in country, playing alongside icons like Conway Twitty, Johnny Cash and George Jones as well as Patsy Cline and Dolly Parton. Her music has confronted many of the major social issues of her time, drawing on her life story as a “coal miners daughter” to tell the story of real people facing real struggles.
Loretta’s classic hits like “Coal Miners Daughter,” “After the Fire is Gone” and “Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man” inspired some of today’s greatest stars. Her latest album, the Jack White-produced Van Lear Rose, is poised now to remind the world yet again of Lynn's power as a vocalist and her skill as a songwriter. As she puts it on "Story of My Life," the new album's closing track: "Not half bad for this ol' KY girl, I guess… Here's the story of my life. Listen close, I'll tell it twice."