I won’t lie: I barely know Tim McGraw from Buck Owens. Country music has never been my cup of tea.
But who can’t relate to the song, “Coal Miner’s Daughter”?
Whatever your musical tastes, it’s inspiring to think that a girl born in Butcher Hollow, Kentucky at the height of the Great Depression could grow up to become instantly recognizable, even to those of us who don’t listen to much country music.
She also brought joy to millions of people with her music for more than six decades. You might not be a rabid Loretta Lynn fan, but you probably know someone who is. Here in southern Ohio, I know plenty of them.
Loretta Lynn, 90, RIP.