SiriusXM honors Loretta Lynn with ‘Coal Miner’s Daughter’ memorial weekend

Lynn passed away on Oct 4th

SiriusXM is honoring Loretta Lynn with a “Coal Miner’s Daughter” weekend across its network of country channels between October 8th and 10th. Lynn passed away at age 90 on October 4th in her home in Hurricane Mills, TN.

“With a career spanning six decades, over 45 million albums sold, 24 No. 1 singles, hundreds of songs written and too many awards and honors to mention, her place among the all-time greats in country music is secure. Loretta Lynn will always have a place in our hearts,” SiriusXM shares in a statement.

The weekend will consist of several new tributes and memorial specials along with previously aired audio. Willie’s Roadhouse will air Remembering Loretta Lynn, a new show hosted by SXM host and country singer Sunny Sweeney. The special will feature four hours of songs, memories and messages from Lynn’s friends, fans and fellow artists. The show airs on October 8th from 11 am-3 pm ET and October 9th from 4-8 pm ET.

Willie’s Roadhouse will also the 2010 special, Me & Patsy, in which SXM host and singer Dallas Wayne and Lynn discuss their relationship with Patsy Cline. The special airs on October 9 from 11-11:30 am ET.

The channel will also run White Christmas Blue, a 2017 holiday special hosted by Elizabeth Cook that includes live performances from Lynn at Coal Miner’s Daughter Museum in Hurricane Mills, TN. The special airs on October 9th from 8-9 pm ET.

Jeannie Seely’s Tribute to Loretta Lynn is a newly produced special episode of Sundays with Seely that features memories of Lynn from Vince Gill, Bill Anderson, John Conlee and Rhonda Vincent. The special airs October 9th from noon-4 pm ET and on October 10th from midnight-4 am ET.

Finally, Grand Ole Opry at 97 & Salute to Loretta Lynn will feature Vince Gill, Ricky Skaggs, Steve Wariner, Bill Anderson, Jeannie Seely, Chapel Hart and others honoring Lynn as they celebrate the Opry’s 97th birthday from the Opry stage. The episode runs October 8th from 9–11 pm ET and October 9th from 9-11 pm ET.

Outlaw Country will run White Blue Christmas on October 8th from 9-10 am ET and October 9th from 9-10 pm ET.

A newly produced episode of  Steve Earl Show: Hardcore Troubadour Radio will focus on Lynn. That airs October 8th from 9-10 pm ET and October 9th from 9-10 am ET.

The Buddy & Jim Show salutes Lynn on October 8th from 10 pm-midnight ET and on October 9th from 10 am-noon ET.

The beloved “Coal Miner’s Daughter” was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1988 and has received more honors and awards than any other female recording artist in history, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2013.

Born into the mining community of Van Lear, KY, Lynn went on to become one of the most iconic singers and songwriters of the ’60s and ’70s, writing and recording a string of chart-topping singles including “Don’t Come Home A-Drinkin’ (With Lovin’ on Your Mind),” “You Ain’t Woman Enough (To Take My Man),” and “Fist City.” She also recorded a series of hit duets with Conway Twitty including “Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man” and “After the Fire Is Gone.”

Her provocative lyrics and choice of material stirred up controversy and radio bans with songs that tackled such sensitive subjects as birth control and the sexual revolution.

In 1976, she released an autobiography titled after her signature hit “Coal Miner’s Daughter,” which became an Oscar-winning movie by the same name in 1980, with Sissy Spacek earning Best Actress for her portrayal of Loretta and Tommy Lee Jones playing her longtime husband and manager affectionately known as “Mooney” and “Doolittle.”

After fading from the country charts, she continued to tour and established her antebellum mansion and museum in Hurricane Mills, TN, as a tourist destination.

In 2004, she returned to the spotlight with the Grammy Award-winning album Van Lear Rose, produced by rock guitarist Jack White of The White Stripes.

Lynn is survived by an extended family that includes her youngest sister Crystal Gayle, son Ernest Ray, daughter Cissie and her twin daughters Patsy and Peggy, along with numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was pre-deceased by her husband of 48 years Oliver Vanetta Lynn, her daughter Betty Sue Lynn and son Jack Benny Lynn.

Buddy Iahn
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