22 Greatest Classic Country Artists of the Modern Era

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[tps_title]Loretta Lynn[/tps_title]

Loretta Lynn

Breaking through in the traditional era of the 1960s, Lynn was anything but conventional. She wrote and performed songs that were very much different from the other women of the time. Hits like “Don’t Come Home A’Drinkin” and “The Pill” spoke to a generation that was going through the same exact thing. Her success with a more feisty approach led to her becoming the first female winner of the CMA’s Entertainer of the Year award -– as well as the cover of Newsweek — and her influence can still be heard today from such artists as Miranda Lambert and Kacey Musgraves.

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