Loretta Lynn Thanks PBS for Her Documentary, ‘Feel Like The Luckiest Girl in the World’

by Suzanne Halliburton

Loretta Lynn doesn’t believe her incredible life and career are “worth the fuss.” But PBS thought otherwise.

Lynn, one of the most famous country singers ever, thanked PBS for the documentary. In a post on Twitter, Loretta Lynn wrote:

“Thank you, PBS for putting this documentary together. I still can’t believe my life is one for any kind of fuss. I feel like the luckiest girl in the world.”

We should thank you to PBS for putting together the documentary on Loretta Lynn, who at 88, still is releasing beautiful music. And although Lynn doesn’t think her life is worth the fuss, it is. During her 60-year career, she’s the most honored female singer from the country music world.

Loretta Lynn Doc Will Feature New Interviews And Old Classics

The documentary, called “Loretta Lynn: My Story In My Words” is set for Feb. 27. So mark your calendars. According to PBS, the documentary will include old and new interviews with Lynn. It also features clips of Loretta Lynn performing her classics. We can listen to “Don’t Come Home A Drinkin’ (With Lovin’ On Your Mind) and “You Ain’t Woman Enough.”

And the documentary is designed to honor Lynn’s half-century of musical brilliance. Lynn released her album,”Coal Miner’s Daughter,” 50 years ago. The song defined Lynn’s career. It was the title of her autobiography. And “Coal Miner’s Daughter,” the movie, premiered in 1980 to rave reviews. Sissy Spacek won an Academy Award for Best Actress for portraying Lynn in the movie.

Plus, Loretta Lynn will release her 50th album, March 19th. The album was produced by her daughter Patsy Lynn Russell and John Carter Cash, the late Johnny Cash’s only son. It’s called “Still Woman Enough.” And yes, Lynn still is more than enough for most anything.

The album includes collaborations with other country music royalty, including Reba McEntire, Carrie Underwood, Margo Price and Tanya Tucker.

Lynn will release new recordings of “I Saw The Light” and “Keep on the Sunny Side.” She’s recite the words to “Coal Miner’s Daughter.

In a statement to the media, Lynn said: “I am just so thankful to have some of my friends join me on my new album. We girl singers gotta stick together. 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.”

Yes, the life of Lorette Lynn certainly is worth the fuss.

If you’d like to read more Outsider coverage of Loretta Lynn, check it out here, here and here.

And, as a mid-week treat, we give you Loretta Lynn singing “Coal Miner’s Daughter.”