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March 4: Tinseltown came to Music City 30 years ago today, for the premier of Coal Miner’s Daughter. So a Loretta Lynn selection is in order. At 3 Chords a Day, we’ve heard Lynn sing the song that inspired the best-selling book. We’ve heard her first hit record from the early 1960s. We’ve heard duets with Ernest Tubb and Conway Twitty. But we haven’t heard from Lynn during the period of real superstardom that followed her book’s release in 1970 roughly coincided with the release of her book in 1976. Here then is one of her 30 Top 10 Billboard hits, a No. 2 smash from ’75 written by Lola Jean Dillon.

I’ve always liked this number — it’s still demonstrably country, having come before her late-MCA period of over-popped records. And Hal Rugg’s steel guitar is stellar. So settle back and enjoy Loretta Lynn’s fine description of what happens when the thrill is gone and “a woman can’t help the way that she feels.”

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