Coal Miner's Daughter: A Tribute to Loretta Lynn Image
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  • Summary: The tribute album to the country legend which also includes Loretta Lynn herself, features Lee Ann Womack, Alan Jackson, Martina McBride, Faith Hill, Carrie Underwood, Gretchen Wilson, Lucinda Williams, Steve Earle, Allison Moorer, The White Stripes, Kid Rock, Paramore, Reba McEntire, Sheryl Crow, and Miranda Lambert singing many of her hits. Expand
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 11
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  1. Lynn still owns the songs, but she's pleased as pie to lend them out, and they come back to her lovingly countrified even when the borrower is Hayley Williams, of Paramore and Franklin, Tennessee, who acts naturally over an acoustic guitar and should give Jack White lessons.
  2. 88
    Most songs here emphasize Lynn's signature feistiness, but Williams zeroes in on the deep heartache she's also adept at, choosing her 1976 hit "Somebody Somewhere (Don't Know What He's Missin' Tonight)," one of 16 singles Lynn took to No. 1. There's a full record of this soul-scorching facet of Lynn's music lurking somewhere, for somebody.
  3. 83
    On A Coal Miner's Daughter: A Tribute to Loretta Lynn usual suspects like Faith Hill and Alan Jackson pay their respects to the country veteran, along with such Music City outsiders as Kid Rock (''I Know How'') and the White Stripes (''Rated X'').
  4. Nov 9, 2010
    70
    A tribute to the toughest Nashville queen ever, this record has a steely spine.
  5. Nov 9, 2010
    70
    Other Nashville all-stars-Lee Ann Womack ("I'm a Honky Tonk Girl"), Carrie Underwood ("You're Lookin' at Country"), and Reba McEntire ("If You're Not Gone Too Long")--contribute perfectly adequate performances, and Miranda Lambert plows duet partner Sheryl Crow into the ground with her saucy delivery on "Coal Miner's Daughter," which features a cameo by Miss Loretta herself. Still, most of the disc's highlights come from those outside of the country genre.
  6. Mar 29, 2011
    60
    Others paying respects are Steve Earle, Kid Rock and Lucinda Williams, though the inclusion of Lee Ann Womack and Faith Hill dilutes the overall impact. [Apr 2011, p.90]
  7. Nov 9, 2010
    50
    Reverence, or at least too much of it, is often the death knell for tribute albums. If a legend's legacy looms too large, artists err on the side of homage instead of interpretation. That's the obvious problem with this salute to country icon Loretta Lynn, which cherry-picks from her 50-year career with an emphasis on songs she either wrote or co-wrote.

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