Loretta Lynn celebrates 50 years in country music

Loretta Lynn is celebrating fifty years in the business and to mark the momentous occasion there have been several tributes, even an album with tracks from some familiar voices.

It's hard to believe that it's been 50 years since Loretta Lynn's "I'm a Honky Tonk Girl" debuted.

Marking a career that just a few short years later skyrocketed .when the through and through country girl from the tiny East Kentucky town of Van Lear put her life in lyrics with "Coal Miners Daughter.”

To this day, fame has never been a word Lynn uses to describe her career.

In fact when people call her a legend, she is quick to tell them, “I'm not a legend, I'm just a woman. “

But ask anyone fan or famed, Lynn is in all rights the woman that defines country music.
To honor the mark Lynn has made on country, modern day country super stars teamed up with Lynn to bring fans an album, "Coal Miners Daughter - A Tribute to Loretta Lynn"

Everyone on that album made me ashamed of myself I am telling you they did so much better than I did on my album!
Miranda Lambert and Sheryl Crow sang harmony with Lynn for the album's title track.

Where she comes in, my daddy worked all night, she round them letter out, you know how she sings, she is great.

Also on the album, some names you may not associate with Lynn's style of country.

I said I'd never sing I know how again cause kid rock tore it all to pieces

Lynn is still as humble today as she was when the world was introduced to her in the 60's.

A proud coal miners daughter that for 50 years has been the picture of a strong women who made all her dreams come true.

Loretta is still going strong, even making concert appearances from time to time.

She recently told media that she plans to do some writing with 2010 CMA Female Vocalist of the Year - Miranda Lambert.

We certainly look forward to what may come from that.

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