Loretta Lynn on the 50th Anniversary of ‘Coal Miner’s Daughter’: ‘Amazing How Much Has Happened’

by Clayton Edwards

Loretta Lynn’s released “Coal Miner’s Daughter” fifty years ago. It is still as good today as it was in 1971 when it was first pressed. The title track of the album still stands as Lynn’s signature tune. At the same time, the album’s success helped to boost her signal. More people heard and, naturally, fell in love with the Butcher Holler native. As a result, she and her music have become a fixture in country music. She is forever part of the tapestry of American music as a whole.

No one feels the importance of the classic album more than Loretta Lynn. Many people say that it was this release that catapulted her to the position of a leading lady of country music. In a recent tweet, she talks a little about how she feels looking back on “Coal Miner’s Daughter.” In part, she says that she is grateful for the part she has played in the history of American music.

The tweet features a photo of Loretta Lynn in a white dress like the one she wore on the cover of “Coal Miner’s Daughter,” along with a quote from the icon. It summarizes how she feels about the decades since her iconic album came out. “It’s amazing how much has happened in the fifty years since ‘Coal Miner’s Daughter’ first came out and I’m extremely grateful to be given a part to play in the history of American music.”

The tweet also includes a link to purchase the fiftieth-anniversary vinyl reissue of “Coal Miner’s Daughter.” You can get it straight from Loretta Lynn’s official store or from several other retailers.

Loretta Lynn’s Place in American Music History

Owning a copy of the fiftieth-anniversary vinyl reissue of “Coal Miner’s Daughter” would be like owning a significant piece of American musical history. After all, it helped to place Loretta Lynn in the upper echelon of country music stars.

Over the course of her career, Lynn has influenced countless people. Her songs and story have served as the inspiration for fans and artists alike. You don’t have to dig too deeply to learn more about the role she played and the lives she touched. In fact, her Hurricane Mills estate is a museum that chronicles her entire life. The tour there will carry you from her humble beginnings, through her rise to fame, and all the way up to the icon status that she holds today.

Loretta Lynn says she is extremely grateful to be given a role to play in American music. At the same time, fans of American music should be grateful that she stepped up and played that role. Things just wouldn’t be the same without the Coal Miner’s Daughter.