Apparently, talent runs in the Lynn family. Loretta Lynn’s twin daughters soared to country music fame in the 90s.
Undoubtedly, Loretta Lynn is a country music legend. With songs like “Coal Miner’s Daughter,” “You Ain’t Woman Enough,” and “I’m A Honky Tonk Girl,” Loretta quickly found fame after her debut album in 1963. And her twin daughters, Patsy and Peggy followed in their mother’s footsteps for a few years in the ’90s. Loretta named Patsy after her close friend and mentor, Patsy Cline. And she named Peggy after her sister, Peggy Sue Wright.
Patsy and Peggy formed the group, The Lynns in 1996. However, the sisters wanted to find success on their own, not because of Loretta Lynn’s name. So, they chose not to tell people that they were Loretta’s daughters. They found a gig playing weekly at Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge on Broadway in Nashville. Soon after, they signed with Reprise Records and released one self-titled album. The album produced two singles, “Nights Like These,” and “Woman to Woman.” Both songs landed on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.
‘Woman to Woman’ Lands the Lynns Two CMA Nominations
“Woman to Woman’ is about a woman singing to another woman who she knows is flirting with her husband. During the song, Loretta Lynn’s daughters sing, “It’s no secret around this town about the games you like to play. And that band of gold on his hand to you, it don’t mean one thing. It’s not that I don’t trust him, ’cause honey, I know right where his heart is. And as tempting as you may be, it’s me he’s in love with. Woman to woman. Face to face. I got no intentions of letting my man slip away.”
The song became a huge hit for the duo. It even landed them a CMA nomination for Vocal Duo of the Year in both 1998 and 1999.
‘Woman to Woman’ is Based on a Real-Life Experience That Loretta Lynn’s Daughter Had
They say the best songs come from a songwriter’s personal life experiences. And that was certainly the case for The Lynns’ “Woman To Woman.” During an interview before their performance in the above video, Loretta Lynn’s daughters talked about the story behind the song.
Patsy said, “Songs that are written by the artists that sing them, I think that’s really important. Especially because, for this song, in particular, you had to be there and really experience that to write it.”
Peggy quickly said coyly, “And she was there,” to which Patsy replied, “She was there. And there was another woman involved and she’s not there any longer.”