On the heels of celebrating the 50th-anniversary reissue of her album Coal Miner’s Daughter, country legend Loretta Lynn is the subject of a new documentary, Loretta Lynn: My Story In My Words, premiering on PBS on February 27.
The film explores the remarkable life and career of the singer-songwriter and boasts both archival and new interviews with Lynn along with classic performances. From “You Ain’t Woman Enough,” to “Don’t Come Home A’ Drinkin’ (With Lovin’ on Your Mind),” the film will chronicle her storied 50-year career and her rise through the ranks in country music and beyond.
A self-taught guitarist and songwriter, Lynn was one of the most distinctive performers in Nashville in the 60s and 70s. She shook up the industry by writing her own songs, many of which tackled boundary-pushing topics, including 1975’s “The Pill” about birth control.
Loretta Lynn: My Story In My Words also arrives just ahead of the singer’s 50th album, Still Woman Enough, which is set for release on March 19.
Produced by Lynn’s daughter Patsy Lynn Russell and John Carter Cash, Still Woman Enough is a tribute to the women of country music and will feature collaborations with Reba McEntire, Carrie Underwood, Margo Price, and Tanya Tucker. The project will include new recordings of classic songs such as “Keep On The Sunny Side,” “I Saw The Light,” and a recitation of “Coal Miner’s Daughter.”
“I am just so thankful to have some of my friends join me on my new album. We girl singers gotta stick together,” Lynn shared in a statement announcing the album. “It’s amazing how much has happened in the fifty years since ‘Coal Miner’s Daughter’ first came out and I’m extremely grateful to be given a part to play in the history of American music.”
Loretta Lynn: My Story In My Words is part of special programming premiering on PBS stations beginning Saturday, February 27, 2021 (check local listings).
The 50th-anniversary vinyl edition of Coal Miner’s Daughter is released on February 12. Pre-order it here.