Coal Miner's Daughter (album)

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Coal Miner's Daughter
Studio album by Loretta Lynn
Released December 28, 1970
Recorded July 1970, Bradley's Barn, Mount Juliet
Genre Country
Length 28:50
Label Decca
Producer Owen Bradley
Loretta Lynn chronology
Loretta Lynn Writes 'em & Sings 'em
(1970)
Coal Miner's Daughter
(1970)
We Only Make Believe
(1971)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars Link

Coal Miner's Daughter is a 1970 album by American country music singer-songwriter, Loretta Lynn.

The album's title track was the only single released and peaked at #1 on the Billboard Country Chart in late 1970. The song, about the upbringing of Lynn's life made the song her signature song and also made this album very popular. The album peaked at #4 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart and #81 on the Billboard 200. The album was eventually certified "Gold" by the RIAA in 1978 for selling 500,000 copies, becoming Lynn's third gold album.

The album's name would be used for the name of Lynn's best-selling autobiography as well as the 1980 Oscar-winning movie starring Sissy Spacek.Lynn later struck a similar pose for the cover of her autobiography as on this album but it was not the same photograph.

Besides the hit single, Lynn wrote two additional songs for this album, including "What Makes Me Tick". Many of the album's 11 tracks consist of 70s hit singles by other artists, including Ray Price's "For the Good Times" and "Snowbird" by Anne Murray. The album was later re-released on MCA Records.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Coal Miner's Daughter" (Loretta Lynn) – 2:48
  2. "Hello Darlin'" (Conway Twitty) – 2:22
  3. "Less of Me" (Glen Campbell) – 2:11
  4. "Any One, Any Worse, Any Where" (Lorene Allen, Lynn) – 2:44
  5. "For the Good Times" (Kris Kristofferson) – 3:15
  6. "The Man of the House" (Larry Brinkley, Lee McAlphin) – 2:47
  7. "What Makes Me Tick" (Lynn) – 2:00
  8. "Another Man Loved Me Last Night" (Lorenne Allen, Peggy Sue Wells) – 2:32
  9. "It'll Be Open Season on You" (Charlie Aldridge) – 2:39
  10. "Too Far" (Marty Robbins) – 3:10
  11. "Snowbird" (Gene MacLellan) – 2:22

Certifications/sales[edit]

Country Certification
(thresholds)
Sales
United States Gold 500,000↑

Chart positions[edit]

AlbumBillboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1971 Country Albums 4
1971 Pop Albums 81

Singles - Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
1970 "Coal Miner's Daughter" Country Singles 1
Pop Singles 83