The publication coincides with the 50th anniversary of Lynn's first single release and the 30th anniversary of the release of the Academy Award-winning movie "Coal Miner's Daughter."
NEW YORK, June 23, 2010 - The memoirs of country music legend Loretta Lynn will be re-issued with a new foreword by the author in September 2010 by Vintage Books, the literary paperback division of The Knopf Doubleday Group, Random House, Inc. LORETTA LYNN: COAL MINER’S DAUGHTER is Lynn's classic memoir, which tells the story of her early life in Butcher Holler, Kentucky, and her amazing ascent to the top of the music industry. COAL MINER'S DAUGHTER is not only the title of Lynn’s best-selling memoir, it is also the title of perhaps her most recognizable hit, and the title of the film about her life. Random House Audio will simultaneously release the audio edition on CD and via digital download with Sissy Spacek narrating (Spacek won an Academy Award for her portrayal of Loretta Lynn in the movie “Coal Miner’s Daughter). The book will also be available, for the first time, as an e-book. The memoir has been out of print since 1998.
"I can hardly believe that it’s over 34 years since Coal Miner’s Daughter was first published. It’s something to look back after more than 30 years, and it made me think about all my old friends and family, all the good times and not so good times. I hope you enjoy Coal Miner’s Daughter all over again. Or if you’re coming to it for the first time," wrote Loretta Lynn in her new foreword.
Loretta Lynn is the undisputed queen of country music. Her fifty-year recording career will be celebrated throughout 2010, including a special Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award ceremony. 2010 marks the 50th anniversary of Loretta Lynn's first single release and the 30th anniversary of the movie "Coal Miner's Daughter" starring Spacek and Tommy Lee Jones.
Born into abject poverty, married at thirteen, mother of six, and a grandmother by the time she was twenty-nine, Loretta Lynn went on to become one of the most prolific and influential songwriters and singers in modern country music. Here we see the determination and talent that led to her trailblazing career and made her the first woman to be named Entertainer of the Year by the Country Music Association and the first woman to receive a gold record in country music.
Praise LORETTA LYNN: COAL MINER’S DAUGHTER:
"Engaging reading even for many to whom country music is an alien world." -- The New York Times Book Review
"Few subjects are too difficult to deal with here, yet there is nothing sensationalistic...have met the real Loretta Lynn." -- Billboard
"So open, honest and warm that it's irresistible." -- New York Daily News
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: In addition to being named Entertainer of the Year by the CMA, Loretta Lynn has had sixteen #1 singles, fifteen #1 albums, and countless other hit records. The fiftieth anniversary of her recording career in 2010 will be celebrated throughout the music industry. Loretta has continued to expand her musical reach, in 2004 recording “Van Lear Rose” with Jack White of the White Stripes. She lives in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee. www.lorettalynn.com
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