Loretta Lynn Wishes Her ‘Guitar Could Talk’ in These Awesome Throwback Photos

by Jennifer Shea
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Country star Loretta Lynn took to Instagram on Monday evening to share two awesome throwback photos. One is a black-and-white photo of a young Lynn holding a guitar, and the other is a color photo of a still youthful but slightly more mature Lynn holding a guitar with her own name emblazoned on it.

“I saw a fan post these pics today and I loved it,” Lynn captioned the photos. “If my guitar could talk it could tell it all! #timeflies #guitars #pickin #stillplaying.”

Loretta Lynn Recently Hung Out with Oscar Winner Kevin Costner

Two legends – one of country music, the other of filmmaking – recently got to hang out together in Tennessee when “Yellowstone” star Kevin Costner and his band, Modern West, passed through Nashville. Costner and his band were playing the Ryman Auditorium. Meanwhile, Lynn’s ranch, in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee, is just southwest of Nashville.  

In a Facebook post last week, Lynn revealed that Costner had stopped by her ranch to visit her.

“Well, I felt like I was in a field of dreams this week when Kevin Costner came by to hang out with me for part of the day,” Lynn wrote on Oct. 28. “He’s always been one of my favorites and I’m a huge fan. #crushing #bigfan #bucketlist.”

Costner, for his part, had just finished playing a sold-out show at the iconic Nashville venue on Oct. 25. His next performance? Costner plays the Brown County Music Center in Nashville, Indiana tonight, followed by stops in Tucson, Arizona and Henderson, Nevada on Nov. 5 and 6.

Lynn Documentary Commemorated 50th Anniversary of ‘Coal Miner’s Daughter’

Meanwhile, last month, Lynn welcomed the release of a new documentary, “Loretta Lynn: My Story in My Words,” which draws on recent and archival interviews as well as footage of classic Lynn performances to chart her climb to the top of the country music world.

Timed to dovetail with the 50th anniversary of Lynn’s classic song “Coal Miner’s Daughter,” the documentary follows Lynn through more than five decades of music-making. Over the years, Lynn would join more Halls of Fame than any other female recording artist, per KBPS.

In addition to her four Grammy Awards, Lynn has also won the CMA Entertainer of the Year Award (she was the first woman to do so), Kennedy Center Honors, the Presidential Medal of Freedom and Billboard’s Women in Music “Legend” Award.

Watch the trailer for the documentary here: