Loretta Lynn "50th Anniversary Collection" Humphead

This double CD set celebrates a true original and one of the icons of country music. Lynn wrote from the heart and wrote about her relationships and her life and it still rings true today. These 36 tracks run from I'm A Honky Tonk Girl through such milestone songs as Don't Come Home A Drinkin' (With Lovin' On Your Mind), Fist City, Coal Miner's Daughter, One's On The Way, Rated X, The Pill as well as some of her classic duets with Conway Twitty, including The Letter, After The Fire Is Gone and As Soon As I Hang Up The Phone. For those who have been fans for a long time this collection may replace some worn vinyl or those old ten track CDs. Or if you know her through the recent Eilen Jewell tribute album her her last Jack White produced album then this is for you. Because, on any level, this is powerful music with themes that are as relevant today as when they were recorded and even if the music is of it's era it has worn well and still sound good today. As a writer Lynn was writing about topics that weren't touched in other genres at that time and, in that light, she was and is a role model for aspiring writers and singers to follow. This is a very fine collection of country music that will be a worthy part of any music collection and a round up of all that was good about Loretta Lynn.