“The Coal Miner’s Daughter” is back in a big way.
Every day is a great day to be a fan of Loretta Lynn. But some days are greater than others.
Consider: Friday is the official release date for Full Circle, the country music icon’s eagerly awaited and critically acclaimed new album. And at 9 pm ET this evening, PBS will premiere as part of its American Masters series Loretta Lynn: Still a Mountain Girl, a celebratory documentary about The Queen of Country Music.
According to PBS:
“With unprecedented access to Lynn, her family and archives, Still a Mountain Girl features never-before-seen home movies, performances and photos, as well as insightful interviews with her friends and fellow musicians, including Jack White (producer of Lynn’s Grammy-winning album Van Lear Rose), Sheryl Crow, Willie Nelson, Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood, Reba McEntire, Miranda Lambert and Bill Anderson.
“The documentary also features never-before-seen footage of Lynn in the studio with producer John Carter Cash, as she records Full Circle and other new songs at the Cash Cabin Studio in Hendersonville, Tenn. Filming with Lynn, her family and business team also took place at her ranch and other locations in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee, the community she formed as a re-creation of her Appalachia birthplace, Butcher Hollow, Kentucky, where she was raised in poverty. Other interviews include Sissy Spacek, who starred as Lynn in the Oscar-winning biographical film of her life, Coal Miner’s Daughter (based on Lynn’s 1976 autobiography), and its director Michael Apted.”
Here is a preview of Still a Mountain Girl.