I don’t know if there’s two women in country music, or in general, that I love and admire more than these two.
Funny, honest and real… has there ever been more charisma and attitude in a single person than in the mountain girl from East Tennessee or the Kentucky girl from Butcher Holler? I think not.
In spite of the incredible amounts of fame and success they’ve both achieved, they’re every bit the salt of the earth, down-home people they were raised to be and it speaks volume about the types of women each of them are.
It’s why they’re still so relevant decades after they both started their careers in the 60s. But back in 1988, Loretta appeared on Dolly’s daytime show, Dolly, to sing a medley of some of her biggest hits with her longtime friend. As you can imagine, it’s pretty epic.
Dolly welcomes her expressing just how big of a fan she is of Loretta’s music:
“I tell you, more people love you than anybody in the world. And you have had some of the greatest songs and you’ve written almost everything you’ve ever recorded, ain’t you?
I think that’s great, so I thought it’d be nice if we did a medley of some of those great songs and I want to sing with you on it.
Why don’t we do a medley, and I’ll just leap in there and help you any way I can. And if I mess up, you’ll just have to forgive me.”
Of course, Loretta responds graciously saying:
“I’ll mess up, too. I’ll mess up too.”
Dolly wants to make it a competition, to which the says back:
“Let’s see who can mess up the most.”
I’ll go ahead and tell you now, neither one of them mess up one time. It’s hard to believe, I know. With so much teased up hair, sequins and talent on one stage, I can hardly even stand it. They know how to do a southern girl proud.
Take seven minutes out of your day to watch their awesome, 6-song medley of Loretta’s biggest hits, including “Coal Miner’s Daughter”, “You Ain’t Woman Enough (To Take My Man)”, “Don’t Come Home a Drinkin’ (With Lovin’ on Your Mind)”, “Blue Kentucky Girl”, “One’s On The Way” and “The Pill”: