Loretta Lynn‘s life story is one of the most well-known of any artist in country music history. Fans have been drawn to her “rags to riches” tale of how she came from poverty and worked her way up to country superstardom.
Although Lynn is now a country music legend, she has never lost sight of where she came from. This is something that she illustrated in her song “Coal Miner’s Daughter,” which many consider to be her signature piece.
Released in 1970, “Coal Miner’s Daughter” rose to the top spot on the country charts in both the U.S. and Canada. It was also a crossover success, peaking at the 83th position on the Billboard Hot 100. It was Lynn’s first single to ever make an appearance on the pop chart.
Since “Coal Miner’s Daughter” is autobiographical, it served as a good springboard to tell Lynn’s life story through other mediums. It inspired her 1976 autobiography of the same title, which in turn ended up inspiring the 1980 film that carried the same name.
After all of these years, we can never tire of watching Lynn perform “Coal Miner’s Daughter” live. An undated clip from a televised appearance shows Lynn looking and sounding like the picture of perfection as she sang her signature song for a packed audience.
Lynn opted to wear a light-colored, flowing gown with a slight hint of sparkle. She accessorized her look with a bunch of white flowers in her hair, which was curled into soft waves.
Her angelic look brought a sense of sincerity to her performance, drawing the audience in further. Everyone respectfully listened to Lynn as she sang, completely captivated by the story she was sharing through song.
You’re sure to find yourself mesmerized by Lynn’s performance as well. Go ahead and tune in to it in the video below.
This is country music at its finest right here!