PBS’ Emmy Award-winning program American Masters will feature Loretta Lynn tonight (March 4).
Loretta Lynn: Still A Mountain Girl will air the same day Lynn releases her first new album in a decade, Full Circle — a record produced by Bill Anderson and John Carter Cash alongside Lynn’s daughter, Patsy Lynn Russell.
Since 1986, the PBS docuseries has featured American artists, actors, writers and icons who have had a profound impact on American culture, a description Lynn fits aptly. The documentary on Lynn will air in March — partly to honor Women’s History Month. Few country artists have inspired women like Lynn.
“Being part of the American Masters series makes you feel like, ‘Hey, I really have accomplished something great,” Lynn said. Of course, there’s no questioning her accomplishments — Lynn is the most-awarded female country musician in the American cultural canon.
The American Masters episode promises to follow Lynn’s hard-fought road to success, including the aftermath of her stardom.
Special guests in the interview include some of Lynn’s closest friends and co-workers, including Garth Brooks, Jack White, Sheryl Crow, Willie Nelson, Reba McEntire, Miranda Lambert, and Sissy Spacek — who won a Best Actress Oscar for playing Lynn in 1980’s “Coal Miner’s Daughter”.
This season of American Masters is shaping up to be quite special. Country fans will be excited to know that in addition to the Loretta Lynn special on March 4, The Highwaymen will be featured on an episode airing May 27.