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Wisdom From Loretta Lynn on Her 84th Birthday

The country music singer is going strong with a new album and TV special

By Heidi Raschke

The Coal Miner's Daughter, Loretta Lynn, is turning 84 today (April 14), and the country music singer who grew up in poverty in Butcher Holler, Ky., and married at 15 has plenty to celebrate. The 2013 Presidential Medal of Freedom winner has a new album called Full Circle, and she's the subject of the recent PBS American Masters special, Loretta Lynn: Still a Mountain Girl. Lynn says her age gives her more freedom to sing about whatever she wants. We thought she'd already been doing that for 60 years.

Video: About the American Masters Special


Video: About the album "Full Circle"

Heidi Raschke is a longtime journalist and editor who previously was the Executive Editor of Mpls-St. Paul Magazine and Living and Learning Editor at Next Avenue. Currently, she runs her own content strategy and development consultancy. Read More
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