Coal Miner's Daughter

Coal Miner's Daughter

By Loretta Lynn; George Vecsey

Vintage Books USA, Paperback, 9780307741233, 206pp.

Publication Date: September 21, 2010

Loretta Lynn's classic memoir tells the story of her early life in Butcher Holler, Kentucky, and her amazing rise to the top of the music industry.
Born into deep 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.

About the Author
Loretta Lynn is a world famous singer, songwriter, and author. Her life story was the subject of an Academy Award winning film and soon to be mounted Broadway musical. In 2003 she became a Kennedy Center honoree. She is the mother of six children and lives in Hurricane Mills.

George Vecsey has written more than a dozen books, including the bestseller "Stan Musial: An American Life". He joined "The New York Times" in 1968, wrote the "Sports of the Times" column from 1982 to 2011, and is now a contributing columnist. He was honored in 2013 by the National Soccer Hall of Fame for his contributions as one of the first columnists at a major U.S. newspaper to cover the sport. He lives in Port Washington, New York.

Praise For Coal Miner's Daughter

"The Queen of country music." --The New York Times