FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 10, 2010
Single Ships to Country Radio on Tuesday, September 14th; Hear It Now in an Exclusive Preview on Billboard.com; Digital Single Available September 28
Nashville, TN – The stage is set for the all-star November 9 release of Coal Miner’s Daughter: A Tribute to Loretta Lynn with word that the first single will be the title track, Lynn’s iconic classic, “Coal Miner’s Daughter,” featuring Lynn, Sheryl Crow, and Miranda Lambert.
In an exclusive preview that began today, Billboard.com is streaming the single, which will ship and be available digitally to country radio on Tuesday, September 14.
In addition to its inclusion on the upcoming album, fans will be able to purchase the new recording as a digital single, releasing September 28.
Along with Crow and Lambert, other artists chosen by Lynn for the upcoming album include (in alphabetical order) Steve Earle, Faith Hill, Alan Jackson, Kid Rock, Martina McBride, Allison Moorer, Paramore, Reba featuring The Time Jumpers, Carrie Underwood, The White Stripes, Lucinda Williams, Gretchen Wilson, and Lee Ann Womack.
About Loretta Lynn
A true icon of country music and American culture, Loretta Lynn, the Coal Miner’s Daughter, is this year celebrating the 50th anniversary of her debut single. A member of the Country Music Hall of Fame and now a four-time GRAMMY honoree after receiving the GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award this year, Lynn began her career with the 1960 success of her debut single, “I’m a Honky Tonk Girl.” The event marked not only the arrival of her distinct voice as both songwriter and performer, but also launched a musical legacy that has included 16 #1 singles, including such classics as “One’s on the Way,” “Don’t Come Home a’Drinkin’ (with Lovin’ on Your Mind),” and her signature song, “Coal Miner’s Daughter.” That song also shared its name with Lynn’s bestselling 1976 autobiography and the Academy Award winning 1980 film starring Sissy Spacek. Loretta Lynn: Coal Miner’s Daughter is being re-issued in paperback by Vintage Books in September, with a new foreward by Lynn. Random House Audio will simultaneously release the audio edition on CD and digital download, with narration by Spacek. This October, The Recording Academy will host GRAMMY Salute to Country Music, when Lynn will be honored at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium with a star-studded tribute concert and a presentation of The Recording Academy’s President’s Merit Award in recognition of her remarkable career and contributions to country music.