Today is Loretta Lynn's 85th birthday and she's celebrating by playing two sold out shows at the legendary Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.
The first show is tonight and I'm proud to say that I'll be on the floor for her second show on Saturday night.
To say I'm a fan of Loretta's music is an understatement. From the first time I saw Coal Miner's Daughter with Sissy Spasek, I've been in love with the music and fascinated with her life story. Visiting her home in Butcher Hollow, Kentucky and seeing her live have been on my bucket list for as long as I can remember. Tomorrow night, I can check one of those off the list!
I could easily give you my 100 favorite Loretta Lynn songs if I wanted to but decided to slim it down to my favorite Top 20.
1. Loretta Lynn - Coal Miner's DaughterAll Time Greatest Hits
2. Loretta Lynn - Portland, Oregon Van Lear Rose
3. Loretta Lynn - Don't Come Home A-Drinkin' (With Lovin' on Your Mind)The Definitive Collection: Loretta Lynn
4. Loretta Lynn - Fist CityThe Definitive Collection: Loretta Lynn
5. Loretta Lynn - You're Lookin' at CountryThe Definitive Collection: Loretta Lynn
6. Loretta Lynn - Van Lear RoseVan Lear Rose
7. Loretta Lynn - Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Conway Twitty & Loretta Lynn
15. Loretta Lynn - I'm a Honky Tonk GirlHonky Tonk Girl - The Loretta Lynn Collection (Box Set)
8. Loretta Lynn - She's Got YouAll Time Greatest Hits
9. Loretta Lynn - Rated XAll Time Greatest Hits
14. Loretta Lynn - High on a Mountain TopVan Lear Rose
10. Loretta Lynn - Spiders and SnakesThe Definitive Collection: Conway Twitty & Loretta Lynn (Remastered)
11. Loretta Lynn - One's on the WayAll Time Greatest Hits
12. Loretta Lynn - Blue Kentucky GirlThe Definitive Collection: Loretta Lynn
16. Loretta Lynn - This Haunted HouseHonky Tonk Girl - The Loretta Lynn Collection (Box Set)
17. Loretta Lynn - Hanky Panky WomenEntertainer of the Year
18. Loretta Lynn - Hello Darlin'Coal Miner's Daughter
19. Loretta Lynn - Trouble on the LineVan Lear Rose
20. Loretta Lynn - Your Squaw is on the WarpathHonky Tonk Girl - The Loretta Lynn Collection (Box Set)
21. Loretta Lynn - Hey LorettaThe Definitive Collection: Conway Twitty & Loretta Lynn (Remastered)