Loretta Lynn

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What links Cate Blanchett’s new film Tár to Sissy Spacek and hot sauce?
A composer and conductor opens the door to Loretta Lynn, Wings of Desire and classic 90s rock from Goo Goo Dolls

Larry Ryan

07, Jan, 2023 @1:00 PM

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The 20 greatest Christmas albums – ranked!
Whether you fancy a heartwarming carol with Elvis or the story of a yuletide drug dealer from OutKast, there’s a festive album for you in our rundown of the best ever

Alexis Petridis

15, Dec, 2022 @1:52 PM

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Loretta Lynn chronicled women’s lives, from the new freedoms to defiant songs of survival
While Lynn claimed not to be a ‘big fan of women’s liberation’, her songs told a different story, documenting female pleasure, pain and physicality

Laura Barton

05, Oct, 2022 @1:05 PM

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Loretta Lynn, country singer of love and hardship, dies aged 90
Kentucky-born singer went from poverty and teenage marriage to becoming one of the most celebrated stars of US country

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

04, Oct, 2022 @2:32 PM

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‘I’d carry the misery around with me all day’: Sissy Spacek on acting, grief and her sci-fi debut at 72
The star of Carrie, Badlands and Coal Miner’s Daughter talks about losing her brother, working with Hollywood’s greats and infuriating Harvey Weinstein

Simon Hattenstone

09, May, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Loretta Lynn: Still Woman Enough review – a spirited victory lap
Fifty albums in, the country star and guests are in the mood to celebrate

Emily Mackay

21, Mar, 2021 @1:00 PM

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Loretta Lynn: Still Woman Enough review | Alexis Petridis's album of the week
An album of flinty classics and sparky duets, full of resolve – the extraordinary country singer shows no sign of slowing

Alexis Petridis

11, Mar, 2021 @11:30 AM

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The greatest banned songs of all time – ranked!
Thirty years on from 2 Live Crew being banned by the Beeb, we pick 20 foul-mouthed, orgiastic outings deemed too scandalous for public consumption

Laura Snapes

14, Feb, 2019 @1:02 PM

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Pistol Annies: the country 'girl group' confronting divorce and darkness
Trio Miranda Lambert, Ashley Monroe and Angaleena Presley sing about life’s ‘harsher things’ – and are topping the country charts despite a male-dominated scene

Eve Barlow

12, Dec, 2018 @12:30 PM

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Cocaine & Rhinestones: a country history lesson – podcasts of the week
A new podcast shines light on the annals of country and helps Nashville newbies figure out the lore of greats including Loretta Lynn

Rowan Slaney and Hannah Verdier

02, Feb, 2018 @8:00 AM

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'Country music has become apolitical': why have acts kept quiet on the election?
Perhaps for the first time, Nashville’s country musicians have determined that the risks of supporting a 2016 president candidate outweigh the rewards

Jon Bernstein

03, Nov, 2016 @7:00 PM

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Loretta Lynn moves past well-trodden origins to a spot in country's pantheon
Full Circle, the singer’s 55th album, is out this month and on it she retells her story for the uninitiated, while conjuring new tricks for the faithful

Mark Guarino

23, Mar, 2016 @1:43 PM

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