Classic 1965 performance by Loretta Lynn with ‘Blue Kentucky Girl’

Loretta Lynn

Loretta Lynn is a legendary female country music artist who is beloved by music fans. She is affectionately known as ‘The coal miner’s daughter’ after her hit song about her youth. She performs ‘Blue Kentucky Girl’ to also honor her home state.

Loretta Lynn

Loretta is dressed in a burgundy dress with sequined sparkles. Her acoustic guitar has her name etched in big letters along the neck. She tells Teddy, the host, that this is her absolute favorite song she’s ever recorded.

She begins the song, and her fantastic voice resonates with pure country. The lyrics tell a story, and Loretta delivers the emotion of the tune. She strums along on guitar while accompanied by a fiddle, finger-picking guitar, and slide guitar.

Loretta Lynn

The middle of the song features a banjo solo. Loretta sings verse 3 while looking directly into the camera. The chorus lyrics say, ‘I swear I love you by the moon above you. How bright is it shinin’ in your world? Some mornings when you wake up all alone, just come on home to your blue Kentucky girl.’

Loretta Lynn’s career spans 6 decades featuring multiple gold albums. Her biggest hit was ‘Coal Miner’s Daughter,’ which spawned the 1980 film of the same name based on her life.

Loretta Lynn

‘Blue Kentucky Girl’ was released in 1965 from the album of the same name. The song reached number 7 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs. The song was later made famous again by Emmylou Harris.

Loretta Lynn is country music royalty. Her hit records and 1980 movie helped put country music into the mainstream of American culture. Her 1965 performance of ‘Blue Kentucky Girl’ shows precisely why everyone loved her singing.

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