Today in 1970, Loretta Lynn‘s “Coal Miner’s Daughter” finally reached number one on the Billboard Hot Country Singles Chart after almost eight months slowly climbing the charts. It held the spot for one-week. It also became Loretta’s first charting single on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at number 83. She later released an album of the same name in 1970, after only releasing the title track as a single. The single later served as the name for Loretta’s autobiography “Coal Miner’s Daughter: The Autobiography” in 1976, which she had co-wrote. It also served as the name of the movie autobiography based on her life “Coal Miner’s Daughter.”
Loretta released a new version of “Coal Miner’s Daughter” in September 2010 with Sheryl Crow and Miranda Lambert. The trio performed it for the first time together on the 2010 Country Music Association awards. The trio version peaked on the Billboard Hot Country Singles Chart at #55 in December 2010 and appeared on Loretta’s “Coal Miner’s Daughter: A Tribute To Loretta Lynn” album. On the release of this single, Loretta became the first female singer in history to release a single over six decades. This version of the song has been nominated for several awards, including CMA Musical Event Of The Year.
The Capital Hoedown had a very special announcement early this morning. They’ve announced that 9-time Grammy award winner Sheryl Crow has been added to the superstar line-up for “Ottawa’s Biggest Summer Party.” She’ll be opening for Brad Paisley on August 12th, after The Band Perry.
Tickets are on-sale now for the Capital Hoedown, which features superstar headlining acts like Reba Mcentire, Taylor Swift, and Brad. The music festival takes place August 10th through to the 12th in Ottawa, Canada. Tickets are on-sale now at capitalhodown.net.
Carrie Underwood, Sara Evans, Sheryl Crow and Miranda Lambert are in Self magazine this week sharing their comfort food recipes: and not all of them are bad for you! Carrie shares her vegetable pizza secret, Miranda her raspberry-lemon-yogurt bread, Sara Evans made honey-beer ham, and Sheryl Crow’s roasted potato salad.
Check them out HERE on Self’s slide show and see what each star had to say about what they chose. Let us know what you think if you try any of them!
Viewers watching the CMT awards probably remember a few-seconds flash moment that made it past the filter. Sheryl Crow was singing with host Kid Rock on a stool, and when she went to get up off of it and showed the world her underwear. She recovered quickly and made a joke about it later on in the night about the Tweets she was getting about her ‘oops’ moment. When presenting the performance for Lady Antebellum’s “Just A Kiss,” Sheryl joked:
“People all over America are tweeting that I was wearing a really short skirt when I sang with Kid Rock and that when I got up off the stool, I showed my underwear.”
Sheryl told the listeners at KMPS radio that it was her Dad that told her about the incident originally. I wonder what that conversation was like!
Justin Bieber and Shania Twain are among the superstar list of presenters added to the 2011 CMT Music Awards. Other presenters announced an hour ago on the CMT Music Awards Facebook page include American Idol winner Scotty McCreery and runner-up Lauren Alaina, Train, Sheryl Crow, Luke Bryan, Kristen Chenoweth, Laura Bell Bundy, Melissa Peterman, Mary Steenburgen, Hines Ward, and Sara Evans.
Both Sheryl Crow and Luke Bryan will perform as well on the award show. The 2011 CMT awards are a fan-voted award show and will air live on CMT on June 8th from Nashville.