Eileen Finan
December 13, 2010 12:00 PM

In the 50 years since her debut single, “I’m a Honky Tonk Girl,” Loretta Lynn has had 16 No. 1 country hits, earned three Grammys and been immortalized in film. But some days Lynn, 75, says she still feels like “that little ole girl” from Butcher Hollow, Ky., “who hand-sewed the one dress I had, with just enough money for material to go to my knees.” So the country legend-who just released Coal Miner’s Daughter: A Tribute to Loretta Lynn, featuring covers by stars like Carrie Underwood-won’t rest on her laurels: “When I walk out onstage, I still give them everything I got.”

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