Loretta Lynn: 20 Essential Songs

From her signature "Coal Miner's Daughter" to her duet with Jack White "Portland, Oregon"

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"Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man" (1973)

Long distance relationships were much harder before Facetime was invented, but people in love tried to make them work — even if it meant doing something crazy. On the funky title track from their 1973 album Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man, Lynn and her foil Conway Twitty play lovers separated by the Mississippi River, consumed with their next encounter. There's "too much love" in each of their hearts, so much so that they're contemplating a swim across the alligator-infested body of water just to be in one another's arms. When Lynn soars against Twitty's purr in the chorus, it's hard not to want to see those crazy kids succeed.

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