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Loretta Lynn's American Masters Documentary Premieres March 2016

If your heart belongs to coal miner’s daughter Loretta Lynn, then you’ll want to mark your calendar for March 4, 2016. For on that happy day, PBS premieres Loretta Lynn: Still a Mountain Girl — a new installment in its American Masters documentary series.

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As Rolling Stone reports, this documentary “will premiere during Women’s History month and affords viewers unprecedented access to Lynn’s extensive personal archives.” Viewers will enjoy “never-before-seen home movies, performances, and photos, along with interviews with family, close friends, and fellow musicians such as Jack White, Sheryl Crow, Willie Nelson, Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood, Reba McEntire, Miranda Lambert, and Bill Anderson.”

Sissy Spacek, who won an Oscar for her portrayal of Lynn in the 1980 biopic Coal Miner’s Daughter, also appears in the program. She says of the singer, “[Loretta] has never been afraid to speak her mind. And she made it ok for other women to go, ‘Yeah!’”

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And yet Lynn explains that she never expected such colossal fame and influence. “Oh, heavens, I never thought of anything like this when I was a kid,” she remarks in the documentary’s preview. “Growin’ up in Butcher Holler, that’s where you’ll stay, you thought.”

On March 4, Lynn will also release a new album, Full Circle. It is her first studio album in over ten years.


Contact the author at rachel.vorona.cote@jezebel.com.

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I once spent a very drunk birthday watching Loretta Lynn perform at her ranch In Hurricane Mills, Tennessee. The show was hilarious- it was literally like being at a family party- she got into a fight with her son on stage (he made a really shady mention of Conway twitty being his father...),her teenage grandson performed a completely inappropriate song (which seemed to be a suprise to Loretta!) and her daughter worked the beer tent! It was everything. I've seen her 3 or 4 times, and she's always so sassy and amazing.