The one song from her six-decade career that best sums up Ms Lynne, is she says, without a doubt: Coal Miner’s Daughter. “When I recorded that song, Owen Bradley (legendary Nashville studio owner and record producer) didn’t want me to record it.
“He said everybody has a life story to tell. He said ‘El Paso,’ was the only song that was six minutes long and there would never be another one. Well I said, I am singing it!
“He said, ‘well get in that room’… and I did four different versions of that song. BEST ALBUM COVER PHOTOGRAPHER I’m thinking of re-writing the four versions and recording it again. I think that will be a good idea.
“Roy Acuff (world-renowned country artist and music publisher) gave me the greatest compliment that has ever been given to me. I had come out of the Grand Ole Opry, and he was going in, stopped me and said, ‘Loretta, I want to talk to you.’ This was two weeks before he passed away.