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VIDEO: PBS Documentary LORETTA LYNN: STILL A MOUNTAIN GIRL Airs Tonight

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Inducted into more music Halls of Fame than any female recording artist to date, Loretta Lynn (b.April 14, 1932) has earned four Grammy Awards, KENNEDY CENTER HONORS and a Presidential Medal of Freedom, and sold more than 45 million records worldwide. Still going strong after more than 50 years, "The Queen of Country Music" is now the subject of the new documentary AMERICAN MASTERS -- Loretta Lynn: Still a Mountain Girl, premiering tonight, March 4 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings) during Women's History Month as part of the 30th anniversary season of THIRTEEN's AMERICAN MASTERS series. The world premiere broadcast is the same day as the release of Lynn's first new studio album in over 10 years, Full Circle (Legacy Recordings). Check out the trailer for the broadcast below!

With unprecedented access to Lynn, her family and archives, Still a Mountain Girlfeatures never-before-seen home movies, performances and photos, as well as insightful interviews with her friends and fellow musicians, including Jack White (producer of Lynn's Grammy-winning album Van Lear Rose), Sheryl Crow, Willie Nelson, Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood, Reba McEntire, Miranda Lambert and Bill Anderson. The documentary also features never-before-seen footage of Lynn in the studio with producer John Carter Cash, as she records Full Circle and other new songs at the Cash Cabin Studio in Hendersonville, Tenn. Filming with Lynn, her family and business team also took place at her ranch and other locations in Hurricane Mills, Tenn., the community she formed as a re-creation of her Appalachia birthplace, Butcher Hollow, Ky., where she was raised in poverty. Other interviews include Sissy Spacek, who starred as Lynn in the Oscar-winning biographical film of her life, Coal Miner's Daughter (based on Lynn's 1976 autobiography), and its director Michael Apted.

American Masters -- Loretta Lynn: Still a Mountain Girl explores Lynn's hard-fought road to stardom, her struggles to balance her marriage to Oliver "Doolittle" Lynn and six children with her music career, her friendships and collaborations with Spacek, Patsy Cline, Conway Twitty, Johnny Cash, June Carter Cash and music producer Owen Bradley, along with her life on the road, her NASHVILLE and Hurricane Mills communities, her songwriting inspirations and her music's lasting impact on her peers and fans.

Launched in 1986, AMERICAN MASTERS has earned 28 Emmy Awards - including 10 for Outstanding Non-Fiction Series and five for Outstanding Non-Fiction Special - 12 Peabodys, an Oscar, three Grammys, two Producers Guild Awards and many other honors. The series' 30thanniversary season on PBS features new documentaries about Mike Nichols (January 29), B.B. King (February 12), Carole King (February 19), Fats Domino (February 26), Janis Joplin(May 3) and The Highwaymen (May 27). To further explore the lives and works of masters past and present, the AMERICAN MASTERS website (http://pbs.org/americanmasters) offers streaming video of select films, outtakes, filmmaker interviews, photos, educational resources and more. The series is a production of THIRTEEN PRODUCTIONS LLC for WNET and also seen on the WORLD channel.



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