Memories of a Coal Miner’s Daughter

Music legend Loretta Lynn died this week at the age of 90. Rather than a fan’s tribute, FJN thought it would be appropriate to publish the recollections of someone who had actually met her, albeit only once. Nevertheless, that meeting clearly had an impact.

By Bob Blackburn

Well, she lived a storybook life, or maybe a Grimms fairytale. I was lucky to have met her once when I was working for the Westwood One Radio Network 24/7 satellite formats up in Valencia, California, where our studios were. I was the music and promotions person and also responsible for setting up interviews with artists and our disc jockeys, depending on the style ...


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