Saturday, October 07, 2017

Loretta Lynn, what an amazing person

the most awarded female country recording artist and the only female ACM Artist of the Decade, she taught herself to play a $17 guitar, and in by age 34 began making number one hits, 16 in all.

Country music radio stations often refused to play her music, banning nine of her songs, but Lynn pushed on to become one of country music's legendary artists. She and contemporaries like Tammy Wynette provided a template for female artists in country music to follow.

Her best-selling 1976 autobiography, Coal Miner's Daughter, was made into an Academy Award–winning film of the same title in 1980, starring Sissy Spacek and Tommy Lee Jones.

Lynn is the most awarded woman in country music (including 4 grammys and 7 AMAs) , has recorded 70 albums, including 54 studio albums, 15 compilation albums, one tribute album to Patsy Cline, and to date Lynn had been inducted into more music Halls Of Fame than any other female recording artist.



  2. Why is she on a Allis Chalmers lawn mower?

    This is a promo shot for Allis Chalmers... She used A-Cs on her ranch...

    There is an A-C promo video out there where it talks about her ranch and the use of A-C's on it... Do you think I can find it on youtube?

    1. well, I'll be darned, sponsored by a lawn mower company? And hell, I can never find what I'm looking for... that damn Murphy's law

    2. Lawn mower company?!

      At the time of this photo, A-C had a huge list of offerings, from office equipment, furnaces, farm equipment of all sizes, construction equipment, to huge electrical transformers (one is at a substation in the village I live in), huge air compressors, to nuclear power plants (all you had to do was supply the fuel, they offered the rest), they even tried to get into the big truck engine game.

      This wide range of products was "a nail in the coffin" if you will, on why this company failed.

      In the end,
      Simplicity ended up with the lawn mowers...
      Deutz bought the farm tractor line...
      Fiat bought the construction line...

    3. ok, I knew (and have posted) of the tractors, but had never heard of the equipment and the electrical components! Thanks!

  3. Im your greats fan

    1. Thank you, do you mean Loretta Lynn's fan, or a fan of mine?