Loretta Lynn is one of the most important artists in the history of country music. In a career spanning over 65 years she has released more than 55 albums, had 16 number one singles and , in 1972, became the first ever woman to win the most glittering country prize, the CMA entertainer of the year- an achievement which helped to change the perception of women in country music.
Born into a coal mining family in rural Kentucky , and married at the age of 13, Her rags to Riches story has inspired a bestselling autobiography, an academy award winning film performance and a catalogue of songs from one of the most authentic voices in country music.
Bob Harris visited Loretta at Hurricane Mills ranch in Tennessee, her home for the last 50 years. In an honest and heart-warming interview Loretta talks about her childhood memories, her recording career, her duo partners and her friendship with Patsy Cline.
She also introduces tracks from her latest album ' Full Circle' the first in a series of albums recorded over the last 7 years with acclaimed producer John Carter Cash, son of country legend Johnny Cash.