Another Loretta Lynn Single Goes Gold After Her Death

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Emma Riley Sutton

The original “Queen of Country Music,” Loretta Lynn, has done it again. Even after her death, there is no stopping the “Coal Miner’s Daughter” singer. She has had another song certified as Gold.

About Loretta Lynn

Loretta Lynn is one the greatest country music singers and country music songwriters of all time. She passed away on October 4, 2022. She was 90 years old. Her music was considered to be ahead of its time and controversial. It was controversial, her single “The Pill,” a song about birth control pills, was banned from country radio stations.

The movie “Coal Miner’s Daughter” was about the life of Loretta Lynn. It starred Sissy Spacek as Loretta Lynn and Tommy Lee Jones as her husband. This movie was one of the first full-length feature films about a country music artist.

Loretta Lynn paved the way for women in country music. This includes her sister, Crystal Gayle, and her granddaughter, Emmy Russell, who is a golden ticket winner on American Idol. The “Fist City” singer has been mentioned in country music award acceptances speeches too many times to count, by both women and men.

Credit: Loretta Lynn/YouTube
Credit: Loretta Lynn/YouTube

“Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man”

“Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man” is the single the Recording Industry Association of America, the RIAA, has certified as Gold. To be certified as Gold by the RIAA, the song must have minimum of 500,000 units. This single was recorded by two iconic country music legends, Loretta Lynn and Conway Twitty. It was originally released in 1973. “Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man” was the third number one single for this amazing duo.

About Conway Twitty

Conway Twitty is another great country music singer and country music songwriter. Sadly, he passed away on June 5, 1993. He was only 59 years old. He was born Harold Lloyd Jenkins. It has been reported he took his stage name from a map where he found Conway, Arkansas and Twitty, Texas. Country music isn’t the only music genre he is famous for. Conway Twitty also made his mark in R&B, rock and roll and pop music.

He is best known for his songs such as “I’d Love To Lay You Down,” “Tight Fittin’ Jeans” and “Dim Lights, Thick Smoke.” His unique sound, with just the slightest bit of a twang, continues to influence the country music of today.

Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man was not the only Conway Twitty song the Recording Industry Association of America recognized this month. His single, “Hello Darlin'” was certified as Silver. “It’s Only Make Believe” was certified as Gold by the RIAA.

Tell us what you think. Did you know Loretta Lynn and Conway Twitty had so many duets together? What is your favorite duet these two country music megastars sang together? Sound off in the comment section below.

 

 

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