“I don’t care how great you are. If Elvis Presley came back from the dead, recorded a song and nobody heard it, or he didn’t work the song, it wouldn’t be a hit. I don’t care who it is. All these young singers today, they don’t work for it. All of the men sound alike, too…”
So what is the secret of such a long and successful career? “To make it in this business, you either have to be first, great or different.” Loretta adds: “I was the first to ever go into Nashville, singin’ it like the women lived it.”
“It is hard work. You don’t get a Grammy for nothing. Working hard to make it all come together. If you ain’t up to doing hard work with the record, then don’t do the record. It’s hard to get the album done and it is hard to ask someone to play it. BEST QUALITY ALBUM COVERS Working the record is probably the hardest thing.
“You have to be married to somebody that expects to work as hard as you do. The best advice I ever got was from my husband, when we started. He used to say, ‘you gotta work the records and if you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.'”