American Masters (2016 Season) — Loretta Lynn: Still a Mountain Girl

Film Interviewees

Air date: 03/04/2016

American Masters – Loretta Lynn: Still a Mountain Girl


Premieres nationwide Friday, March 4 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings)


Film Interviewees (in alphabetical order)


Bill Anderson, country music star; Loretta Lynn has performed many of his songs, including “Once a Day” and “Then and Only Then;” they were record label mates early in their careers

Michael Apted, directed the 1980 film adaption of Loretta Lynn’s autobiography Coal Miner’s Daughter

Garth Brooks, country music star; sang duets with Loretta Lynn

John Carter Cash, parents Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash were longtime friends of Loretta Lynn’s; producer of Lynn’s first studio album in over 10 years, Full Circle (Legacy Recordings), available March 4, 2016

Tim Cobb, longtime personal assistant, designer and museum curator; lives with Lynn in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee

Sheryl Crow, musician; sang on the 2010 tribute to Loretta Lynn at Lynn’s request; looks up to Lynn as a powerful female role model

Charlie Dick, husband of the late country music star Patsy Cline, who was Loretta Lynn’s idol and best friend

Miranda Lambert, partnered with Sheryl Crow and Loretta Lynn to sing “Coal Miner’s Daughter” on Loretta’s 2010 tribute CD; likened to Lynn over other influences for her raw, honest approach to songwriting and strong female persona

Ernest Ray Lynn, Loretta Lynn’s son

Emmy Rose Lynn, Loretta Lynn’s granddaughter

Loretta Lynn, film subject

Patsy Lynn Russell, Loretta Lynn’s daughter

Peggy Marchetti, Loretta Lynn’s daughter

Reba McEntire, country music star and actress; good friends with Loretta Lynn; widely viewed as carrying on Lynn’s legacy as an outspoken female musician with rural roots

Willie Nelson, country music star who rose to fame in the same Nashville circles as Loretta Lynn; sang with Lynn on his duets album To All The Girls…

Robert Oermann, country music journalist

Sissy Spacek, actress who portrayed Loretta Lynn in the 1980 film adaption of her autobiography Coal Miner’s Daughter

Jim Webb, Loretta Lynn’s longtime tour bus driver, who added bodyguard, schedule keeper and unofficial road manager to his list of duties

Jack White, musician; producer of Loretta Lynn’s two-time Grammy-winning 2004 album Van Lear Rose

Trisha Yearwood, country music star; cites Loretta Lynn as one of her greatest influences