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Southern Living: Why A Visit To Loretta Lynn’s Tennessee Home Is Good For The Soul

By Margo Price

I remember the first time I made the pilgrimage to Hurricane Mills, Tennessee, to pay homage to the “Queen of Country Music,” Loretta Lynn. It was mid-July in 2014; my husband, Jeremy, and I jumped in our beat-up car, needing to get out of Nashville for the day to clear our heads. We grabbed our guitars and packed lunches consisting of sandwiches, chips, and a pack of cigarettes. As we trucked westbound along I-40 and passed the towns of Pegram, Burns, and Dickson, we spent our time listening to deep cuts on Honky Tonk Girl: The Loretta Lynn Collection. I turned up the volume on her song “When I Reach The Bottom (You’d Better Be There)” on the blown-out speakers. I had always loved her music, but starting around 2012, I had become somewhat obsessed with her legacy...

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