She has such an incredible story coming from practically nothing in Butcher Holler, Kentucky to finding superstardom in Nashville and beyond. Her career has spanned multiple decades, and she’s managed to remain a relevant and important figure in country music the whole time.
And in honor of her 89th birthday today, you need to see this video of her performing her absolutely legendary hit #1 single “Coal Miner’s Daughter” on The Johnny Cash Show back in 1971.
The track was released as a single in 1970 and subsequently included on her album of the same name.
I don’t know how she’s still going the way she does at 89 years old.
She just released an entire album earlier this year, Still Woman Enough, and sounds as good as ever singing on it. She’s one of the hardest working people I know of and doesn’t show any signs of slowing down anytime soon.
She must be following her own advice:
“You’ve got to continue to grow, or you’re just like last night’s cornbread – stale and dry.”