American Masters: Loretta Lynn: Still A Mountain Girl

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Loretta Lynn: Still a Mountain Girl explores Loretta Lynn’s hard-fought road to stardom, and her struggles to balance her marriage to Oliver “Doolittle” Lynn and six children with her music career. The American Masters program opens a window into her friendships and collaborations with musicians Patsy Cline, Conway Twitty, Johnny Cash, June Carter Cash and producer Owen Bradley as well as her life on the road, her Nashville and Hurricane Mills communities, her songwriting inspirations and her music’s lasting impact on her peers and fans.

The documentary features never-before-seen footage of Lynn in the studio with producer John Carter Cash, as she records "Full Circle" at the Cash Cabin Studio in Tennessee. Filming with Lynn, her family and business team also took place at her ranch and other locations in Hurricane Mills, TN, the community she formed as a re-creation of her Appalachia birthplace, Butcher Hollow, KY, where she was raised in poverty. Other interviews include Sissy Spacek, who starred as Lynn in the biographical film of her life, Coal Miner’s Daughter, and friends and fellow musicians Jack White, Sheryl Crow, Willie Nelson, Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood, Reba McEntire, Miranda Lambert and Bill Anderson.