Salute to Loretta Lynn

by Tracey K. Houston

Released 2007
Songbird Productions (Canada)
Released 2007
Songbird Productions (Canada)
A wonderful tribute to The Coal Miner's Daughter, Loretta Lynn, a living legend. Striving to maintain the pure "early Loretta sound," Tracey K. Houston does a fine rendition of these songs, all of which were originally recorded by Loretta in the 1960s.
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Pure Classic Country at its best!!

Tracey K. Houston recorded this Loretta Lynn tribute album due to the many requests of fans throughout the years who have attended her Loretta tribute show "Hey Loretta, The Girl From Butcher Holler."

"I thought it was only natural to release the album on February 1, 2007, the 47th Anniversary of Loretta signing her first record contract on February 1, 1960. Since there were just too many favorites of mine to choose from, I decided this first Loretta tribute album would contain songs from her early career, thus this album contains songs RECORDED by Loretta only during the 1960s. Wanting to pay homage to Loretta's original "early sound", I tried to keep my music as close to the original recording as possible."

Below is the write-up about the Loretta Lynn tribute show. Please contact us if you'd be interested in bringing the show to your area.


Hey Loretta, The Girl From Butcher Holler™

Starring

Tracey K. Houston



Tracey K. Houston, an internationally acclaimed, award-winning traditional country music artist, presents in song and story, "Hey Loretta, The Girl From Butcher Holler", a loving portrayal of the Coal Miner's Daughter, Miss Loretta Lynn.

Loretta Webb was born in 1935, the second of eight kids to a coal miner, in the mountains of Butcher Holler, Kentucky, and married at the age of 13 to Oliver Vanetta "Mooney" Lynn. She had her fourth child by the time she was 18 and became a grandmother at 29. She embarked upon her professional music career in 1959, and on February 1, 1960 she signed her first record contract with Zero Records out of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, releasing one single, ‘Honky Tonk Girl’. The song reached the Top 15 on the country charts, and a year later, due to the success of that hit single and thanks to the efforts of The Wilburn Brothers, Decca Records picked up her recording contract. Through personal and professional triumphs and tragedies during the past four decades, Loretta has captured the hearts of millions worldwide, and has become one of the most recognized and successful country music artists ever.

"Hey Loretta" is a one-woman show written, arranged and produced by Tracey K., a noted Loretta historian. "Hey Loretta" traces the highlights of Loretta’s lengthy career, and the roots and development of Loretta and her music, which evolves from biographical songs to tunes about strong-willed, independent and feisty women.

"Hey Loretta" is a 90-minute 2-part production. The first 45-minute set covers the 1960s (the early years), and after an intermission, the second 45-minute set covers the 1970s to the present (the superstardom years). Appearing on stage with Tracey K. is a male musician/vocalist, who performs the vocals of Loretta’s duet partners, Ernest Tubb and Conway Twitty.

"Hey Loretta" is a heartwarming, loving portrayal of the Coal Miner's Daughter which will leave the audience enlightened and entertained.