What began as a ho-hum day turned bright very quickly when I arrived at the radio station and saw that a bunch of new singles had arrived. One of them caught my eye very quickly. It's a new version of Loretta Lynn's classic, Coal Miner's Daughter, which features Loretta along with Miranda Lambert and Sheryl Crow.
Now I know, some of you are saying "how does Sheryl fit into that group?" Well, Sheryl is a bit of a Southern girl herself, growing up in the bootheel of Missouri. It's interesting to hear how much her southern "twang" emerges when singing with the likes of Loretta & Miranda on this one.
Take a listen:
"Coal Miner's Daughter: A Tribute To Loretta Lynn" will be released on November 9th. It includes Loretta songs done by Gretchen Wilson, LeeAnn Womack, The White Stripes, Carrie Underwood, Alan Jackson & Martina McBride (I really want to hear THAT one!), Faith Hill, Steve Earle & Allison Moorer, Reba McEntire, Kid Rock and more. See it here at Amazon
By the way: If you haven't heard Sheryl do some 'twang' previously, take a listen to her remake of the Carter Family classic, No Depression in Heaven: