Coal Miner's Daughter by Loretta Lynn audiobook

Coal Miner's Daughter

By Loretta Lynn  and George Vecsey
Read by Sissy Spacek

Grand Central Publishing 9781538701713

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • Available on 02/16/2021

    ISBN: 9781549161414

  • Available on 02/16/2021

    ISBN: 9781549161391

Runtime: 7.94 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Nashville legend Loretta Lynn tells the story of her rise from deep poverty in Butcher Holler, Kentucky, to the top of the male-dominated country music industry.

Reissued for the fortieth Anniversary of the Oscar-winning, Sissy Spacek-starring film of the same name, Coal Miner’s Daughter recounts Loretta Lynn’s astonishing journey to become one of the original queens of country music.

Loretta Lynn grew up dirt poor in the mountains of Kentucky, was married at fifteen years old, and became a mother soon after. At the age of twenty-four, her husband, Doo, gave her a guitar as an anniversary present. Soon, she began penning songs and singing in front of honky-tonk audiences, and, through years of hard work, talent, and true grit, eventually made her way to Nashville and the Grand Ole Opry, eventually securing her place in country-music history.

Lynn’s prolific and influential songwriting made her the first woman to receive a gold record in country music and got her named the first female “Entertainer of the Year” by the Country Music Association.

This riveting memoir introduces readers to all the highs and lows on her road to success and the tough, smart, funny, and fascinating woman behind the legend.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Few subjects are too difficult to deal with here, yet there is nothing sensationalistic…Those reading this can be assured they have met the real Loretta Lynn.” Billboard magazine
“Engaging reading even for many to whom country music is an alien world.” New York Times Book Review

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Author

Author Bio: Loretta Lynn

Author Bio: Loretta Lynn

Loretta Lynn is an American country music singer-songwriter whose groundbreaking career spans almost 60 years. With more than 45 million albums sold worldwide, multiple gold albums, and numerous awards and accolades, Loretta is the most awarded female country recording artist and the only female ACM Artist of the Decade.

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Author Bio: George Vecsey

Author Bio: George Vecsey

George Vecsey is an American nonfiction author and sports columnist for the New York Times. Vecsey is best known for his work in sports, but has co-written several autobiographies with non-sports figures. He is also the older brother of fellow sports journalist, columnist, and former NBATV and NFL on NBC color commentator Peter Vecsey.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 7.94
Audience: Adult
Language: English