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Get a Sneak Peek at American Masters – Loretta Lynn: Still a Mountain Girl

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Calling all Loretta Lynn fans: circle March 4 on your calendar!

The iconic singer’s new documentary, American Masters – Loretta Lynn: Still a Mountain Girl, will premiere the same day as the release of Full Circle, her first new studio album in more than 10 years.

The film celebrates the Queen of Country’s hard-fought road to success and features never-before-seen home movies and performances, along with interviews with Lynn and the famous friends she’s inspired – including Miranda Lambert, Garth Brooks, Reba McEntire, Jack White and Sheryl Crow.

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“Oh heavens, I never thought of anything like this when I was a kid,” says Kentucky native Lynn, 83, in the documentary. “Growing up in Butcher Hollow, that’s where you’ll stay.

“When I started singing, why I looked at the song book and thought, ‘Well heck, this is easy,'” she says. “So I threw the song book down and wrote my own songs.”

Lambert, an avid fan, sums up the key to Lynn’s superstardom: “Loretta always just said exactly what she was going through right then in her music,” she says. “That’s why it resonates with us.”

To see other stars sing Lynn’s praises, catch American Masters – Loretta Lynn: Still a Mountain Girl, debuting Friday, March 4 at 9 p.m. on PBS.

Loretta Lynn: Still a Mountain Girl to Air on PBS

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Still going strong after more than 50 years, “The Queen of Country Music” is now the subject of the new documentary American Masters — Loretta Lynn: Still a Mountain Girl, premiering nationwide Friday, March 4 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings) during Women’s History Month as part of the 30th anniversary season of THIRTEEN’s American Masters series. This world premiere broadcast is the same day as the release of Loretta Lynn’s first new studio album in over 10 years, Full Circle (Legacy Recordings).

With unprecedented access to Lynn and her archives, Still a Mountain Girl features never-before-seen home movies, performances and photos of the “Coal Miner’s Daughter,” as well as insightful interviews with her family, friends and fellow musicians, including Jack White, Sheryl Crow, Willie Nelson, Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood, Reba McEntire, Miranda Lambert, Sissy Spacek, Bill Anderson and producer John Carter Cash.

Kelsea Ballerini Performs at Billboard Women in Music Event

Kelasea Ballerini performed her hit single “Love Me Like You Mean It” at the Billboard Women in Music event in New York City.

Kelsea was the recipient of the Rising Star Award and Loretta Lynn was honored with the Legend Award.

Loretta Lynn Will Retire When She’s 6 ft Under

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Loretta Lynn has forged the path for women in country music. She’s not afraid to sing about any subject matter, and her decades long career has proven that women can have staying power in a mostly male genre. Billboard recently sat down with the legend to talk about her career, music, life and eventually death.

How have you seen the music industry change for women during the past 55 years?
Oh, it has opened the doors for all of them. When I started singing, there weren’t that many women singing. Kitty Wells, Jean Shepard, Patsy Cline.

Do you feel responsible for helping open doors for other women?
I think I have done quite a bit. I’m probably one of the girl singers who have helped other girl singers getting in the business, because it is harder for girls to get on labels and be out there.

What makes it harder?
For me, it was being married and having one kid after another. I had twins when I just started singing. We didn’t know we were going to have twins until the day they were born. I think it’s harder on a woman than it is a man. I really do.

You really have had an amazing life.
Yeah, I look back and see the artists I’d met when I’d first come to Nashville, and they haven’t been on the road in 30 years. I’m still hitting that road and doing as much as I always did. I never drank, I never smoked. I always took care of myself like that. I’ve been singing for a long time. And I haven’t quit.

Have you ever thought about retiring?
Naw. When they lay me down six feet under, [then] they can say, “Loretta’s quit singing.” I’ll have on one of my gowns. That’s morbid, but it’s the truth.

What are your worries?
Not a thing. I sleep well. God has been good to me, hasn’t he?

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