April 21, 2012
Loretta Lynn is an icon in the world of country music. She makes no apologies for who she is or where she is from. The hit songs that she wrote and recorded are infused with her hard-scrabble upbringing in the mountains of Kentucky during the 1930s and '40s. Upon reading the preface and opening letter of her autobiography, Loretta Lynn: A Coal Miner's Daughter, it is immediately apparent that she is both bigger than life and down-to-earth at the same time.