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If a man drinks, he's going to come home drinking. He liked to drink. Was this song intended to send him a message at all? I probably told him many times.
I didn't have to sing about it. Well, let's hear the song. Singing Well, you thought I'd be waiting up when you came home last night. You'd been out with all the boys, and you ended up half-tied. But liquor and love, they just don't mix; leave the bottle or me behind, and don't come home a-drinking with loving on your mind.
No, don't come home a-drinking with loving on your mind. Just stay out there on the town and see what you can find 'cause if you want that kind of love, well you don't need none of mine. So don't come home a-drinking with loving on your mind.
And on that CD, that song is performed by Gretchen Wilson. And there's also a new edition of Loretta Lynn's famous memoir, which is called "Coal Miner's Daughter. But, you know, she hadn't been in the business that long when I come to Nashville. She'd only been singing two or three years. So she must have really related to what you were going through. We talked a lot. What were some of the things that she taught you, that really helped you a lot - things relating to, you know, from clothing to performing style to dealing with the music industry - yeah, go ahead.
Well, she kind of helped me, you know, with the style and everything that I was you know, I was in blue jeans and a T-shirt, or blue jeans and just a Western shirt. And she taught me a lot, how to dress and What did she tell you about how to dress? Well, she told me to get out of the jeans, you know. Of course, I would wear them until we'd get to the radio station, and then I'd get in the backseat and put on my dress.
And I'd take the dress off and go back into my jeans and wait until the next radio station. And then I'd go back into my dress again. And did she give you any advice about performing?
I think she wanted me to learn that on my own, and I think it's best for every artist to learn on their own what they're going to do on stage, and how they act. And I don't think anybody else can teach you that. My guest is Loretta Lynn. This week, a new tribute album was released, called "Coal Miner's Daughter.
My guest is country music star Loretta Lynn.
Her memoir, "Coal Miner's Daughter," was published in a new edition in September. This week, a new tribute album was released, also called "Coal Miner's Daughter. And it's called "Rated X. And I'm going to let you describe what the song's about. Well, it's about a woman that's been married and divorced, and I'll just let you listen to it. Okay, and what I want to do, I want to go to the tribute CD. The White Stripes have a really good reworked - like, reinterpreted version of this.
And I know you've worked with Jack White before. He produced a terrific album of yours incalled "Van Lear Rose. So do you want to say anything about the White Stripes' version of your song? Well, I think whatever Jack does is good. I mean, you can't I mean, he's good. You have to love him. So this is good. Okay, so this is the song Loretta Lynn wrote.
She recorded it in Singing Well, if you've been a married woman, and things didn't seem to work out, divorce is the key to being loose and free, but you're gonna be talked about. Everybody knows that you've loved once; they think you'll love again. You can't have a male friend when you're a has-been, on a woman you're rated X. And if you're rated X, you're some kind of gold that even men turned to silver try to make.
But I think it's wrong to judge every picture if a cheap camera makes a mistake. So if your best friend's husband says to you that you've started lookin' good, you should've known he would, and he would if he could, and he will if you're rated X. Now, we were talking before about writing from a woman's point of view, which "Rated X" most certainly is - you know, about what it's like to be a divorced woman, when men think that you're available and try to take advantage of you, and you have a reputation.
So why was the song controversial? I think it was because, you know, you've been a married woman. I think when you write about it, they take it to heart, too, you know, they people do. So I think that was it. It just starts out: If you've been a married woman, things didn't seem to work out, divorce is the key to being loose and free. So you're going to be talked about. So that's exactly how it is, you know. When you called it "Rated X" - I mean, do you think some people thought, oh, this is going to be a very provocative, sexy song because it's called "Rated X"?
You know, a lot of the disc jockeys, you know, banned it before they even listened to it. And, you know, after it got way up in the charts and - they all flipped the record, started listening to it and playing it. But, you know - another old, dirty record from Loretta Lynn.
Now, something that was even more controversial than "Rated X" was your song "The Pill," which is about The pill was on the way and, you know, we have a lot of them that says it like it is. So that's really, I guess we're not to talk about the way it is. This has some lyrics that I think, you know, really were controversial in some country music circles at the time. And the lyrics include: This old maternity dress I've got is going in the garbage, and you've set this chicken your last time because now I've got the pill.
I'm tearing down this brooder house 'cause now I've got the pill. So the song sounds autobiographical in some ways. I'm not saying that you are necessarily angry in the way that the character in the song is angry, but you had six children. I had six kids. I didn't realize that. I was about five and six well, it wasn't, you know, I lost them before they were born. Oh, so you had six and lost three others? That's a lot of pregnancies. Right, okay, stating the obvious.
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Did you share the song's anger? Well, I sure didn't like it when I got pregnant a few times. You know, it's hard for a woman to have so many kids. And, well, at the time, I guess I had four. And then I got pregnant and had, you know, with the twins.
But yeah, I was a little angry. Let's hear it, and this was released inrecorded in This is Loretta Lynn, "The Pill. You wined me and dined me when I was your girl, promised if I'd be your wife, you'd show me the world. But all I've seen of this old world is a bed and a doctor bill. I'm tearin' down your brooder house 'cause now I've got the pill. All these years I've stayed at home while you had all your fun, and every year that's gone by, another baby's come.
There's gonna be some changes made right here on nursery hill. You've set this chicken your last time 'cause now I've got the pill.
This old maternity dress I've got is goin' in the garbage. The clothes I'm wearin' from now on won't take up so much yardage. Miniskirts, hot pants and a few little fancy frills. Yeah, I'm makin' up for all those years since I've got the pill.
That's Loretta Lynn, recorded in It was released in ' The song is called "The Pill. Well, if I'd had it, I'd have used it.
At the time that Yeah because, see, back when I was having all the kids, we didn't have birth control pills. Or if they did, I didn't know anything about them. Well, you write that there's a lot you didn't know about, that -you were 13 when you got married inand you say you didn't Didn't know anything about sex, either, did I?
No, you say you didn't know anything about sex or even pregnancy. You say when you got pregnant, you didn't even know the word. Well, I don't know. I guess we just called it having a baby. We didn't call it pregnant. Back in Butcher Holler, there was a lot of things we didn't know - a lot of things, they still don't know back there.
When I think of you getting married at 13, it just seems so young. It is way too young, you know. What made you think that you were ready? So when you got married, about a year afterwards, you moved to the state of Washington. Did you feel lost for a while, when you moved away from your family and everything you knew? He told me he wouldn't take you away where I couldn't see you.
And here I was, 3, miles away - two months after he married me. Wow, I was thinking what it must have been like for you to be, you know, so far away from home at the age of like, 13, 14, 15, having children already. You probably had no idea you were ever going to become famous.
And I still don't. Loretta Lynn will be back in the second half of the show. The new Loretta Lynn tribute CD is called "Coal Miner's Daughter," which is also the title of her memoir, and it was recently published in a new edition. I'm Terry Gross, back with country music star Loretta Lynn. The memoir it was based on has been published in a new edition. Well, I want to play another song. And this is a song that's covered on the new tribute album, but we'll hear your version.
And this is "After the Fire Has Gone. So this song is attributed to L. White, a songwriter I'm not familiar with. White wrote this song. It was one of Conway's writers.
And so they brought the song to you. How did you start recording with Conway Twitty? By the early s Lynn became the first American female recording artist to chart over fifty top ten hits. As a duo, Lynn and Twitty had five consecutive Number 1 hits between and The hit-streak kick-started what became one of the most successful duos of country history.
The fan-voted Music City News readers voted them the No. In addition to their five Number 1 singles, they had seven other Top 10 hits between and Conway and Loretta, their duo name, released an album in titled "Dynamic Duo", and they were considered that by their many fans.
Loretta Lynn touring in As a solo artist, Lynn continued to be very successful intoachieving her fifth No. The songs that didn't reach the top spot peaked within the Top 10 during this time: The next year, she became the first country star on the cover of Newsweek.
The album covered some of Cline's biggest hits. Lynn enjoyed enormous success on country radio until the early s, when a more pop-flavored type of country music began to dominate the market. She stayed within the country Top 10 until the mid s; however, most of her music by the late s had a slick pop sound to it.
Lynn had her last No. Lynn would often sit for an hour or more onstage signing autographs to her fans after a performance. Once in Salisbury, Marylandthe town's newspaper editor interviewed her while she was signing autographs. Editor Mel Toadvine asked her why she took so much time to sign autographs while more than people stood in line all the way to the front of the Wicomico Youth and Civic Center.
I'll stay here until the very last one wants my autograph. Without these people, I am nobody. I love these people", she told Toadvine. She is the only woman to win this honor. Lynn crossed over from country music superstar to American legend. The film received seven Academy Award nominations, winning the Best Actress Oscar for Spacek and a slew of other top honors, including a gold album for the soundtrack album, a Grammy nomination for Spacek's singing as Lynn, Country Music Association and Academy of Country Music awards, plus several Golden Globe awards.
The s featured more hits: Lynn was the first woman in country music to have 50 Top 10 hits. Her last Top 10 record as a soloist was " I Lie " inbut her releases continued to chart until the end of the decade. Lynn continued to have Top 20 hits throughout the s. InLynn stopped releasing singles and focused more on touring than promoting. As a concert artist, she remained a top draw throughout her career, but by the early s she drastically cut down the number of personal appearances owing to the fragile health of her husband, who died in Her album Just a Woman spawned a Top 40 hit.
InLynn lent her voice to a song on k. They released a video for this medley; the album went gold and was Grammy nominated for the four women. Lynn's album Who Was That Stranger would be her last solo album for a major record company as a solo artist. She was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in They released a popular video of this song.
The album sold overcopies and was certified gold in the United States and Canada. The trio was nominated for Grammy and Country Music Association awards. Lynn's former singing partner, Conway Twittydied in Tammy Wynette died five years later on April 6, She only did a few performances that year because of her husband's failing health.
In she became widowed, Lynn's husband Oliver Vanetta "Doolittle" Lynn died five days short of his 70th birthday. In she released her first album in several years, Still Countryin which she included "I Can't Hear the Music", a tribute song to her late husband.
She released her first new single in over 10 years from the album, "Country in My Genes", when the single charted on the Billboard Country singles chart it made Lynn the first woman in Country Music to chart singles in five decades.
While the album gained positive critical notices, sales were low in comparison with her previous releases. In she published a cookbook, You're Cookin' It Country. Late career resurgence[ edit ] InLynn made a comeback with the highly successful album Van Lear Rosethe second album on which Lynn either wrote or co-wrote every song. The album was produced by her "friend forever"  Jack White of The White Stripesand featured guitar work and backup vocals by White.
Her collaboration with White allowed Lynn to reach new audiences and generations, even garnering high praise in magazines that specialize in mainstream and alternative rock music, such as Spin and Blender. The single cracked the Billboard singles chart making Lynn the only female Country artist to chart in six decades.
My Life in Lyrics. Songs of the Civil Warwhich was released on November 5, In NovemberLynn announced a March release: The recording became Lynn's 40th album to make the top ten on Billboard 's best selling Country LPS list and her album career peak on the pop Billboard Hotdebuting at White Christmas Blue was released on October 7, It was set to be released Friday, August 18,but was delayed until sometime in due to current health issues, as well as canceling all scheduled tour dates.
List of awards received by Loretta Lynn Lynn has written over songs and released 60 albums, and has sold 45 million records worldwide. Lynn remains the most awarded woman in country music. Inshe was the only woman to be named "Artist of the Decade" for the s by the Academy of Country Music.
InLynn had the highest ranking No. To date Lynn had been inducted into more music Halls Of Fame than any other female recording artist. A Tribute to Loretta Lynn. The press release read as follows: Raised in rural Kentucky, she emerged as one of the first successful female country music vocalists in the early s, courageously breaking barriers in an industry long dominated by men.
Bayless, about a wife and mother becoming liberated by the birth-control pill. Her song "Dear Uncle Sam", released induring the Vietnam Wardescribes a wife's anguish at the loss of a husband to war. It was included in live performances during the Iraq War.
Bush and George W. Lynn stated early in that she supported Donald Trump in his run for the presidency. My music has no politics. God said you need to be a woman and man, but everybody to their own. Bush in the presidential election in Johnson administration to "recount the human costs of the Vietnam War ", and she made a return to her live sets during the Iraq War under George W.
Along these lines, her music has ranged from "The Pill" and "Rated X" to more culturally conservative gospel albums.