It goes without saying that Loretta Lynn encapsulates the feminine power of country music; Many call her the “Queen of Country.” Her tell-it-like-it-is personality, Kentucky accent and crystal clear vocals make her the total package.
In the 1960s and 70s, she was making waves with her razor-sharp wit and fearless lyrics. She had already been a mother for over a decade as the number-one hits kept rolling in during this era.
Tunes like “One’s On the Way,” “Fist City,” and “Don’t Come Home A Drinkin'” solidified her image as a fiery, fearless singer with an autobiographical charm few could resist.
Her down-to-earth, no-nonsense vocals paved the way for empowered country storytellers, like Carrie Underwood, Kacey Musgraves and Miranda Lambert.
The sound Lynn created comes distinctly from her young years in Butcher’s Hollow, Kentucky helping her mother raise her younger siblings. Her upcoming record, Full Circle, is an homage the mountain songs of Kentucky and due out on March 4th.
In this video from the 1970s, we catch a glimmer of that famous Lynn charm that put her on the map. She performs “You Ain’t Woman Enough (to Take My Man)” on the Wilburn Brothers Show.
After flashing her brilliant smile she has a little chat with Doyle Wilburn. The results of their borrowed wardrobe banter are endearing and hilarious. They also cement Loretta Lynn in place as country royalty.