Monday, March 12, 2007
Loretta Lynn finally makes good
I am leaving Mississippi in the evening rain
These Delta towns where satin gowns and the high-beam frame
Loretta Lynn guides my hands through the radio
Where would I be at times like these without the songs Loretta wrote?
'Cause when you can't find a friend, you still got the radio
--Nanci Griffith, Listen to the Radio
Berklee College of Music, right here in Boston, M-A, is giving “country music queen” Loretta Lynn an honorary doctorate. That’s a long way from Kentucky coal-mining country. I wonder if she ever thought, well, where the hell were you when I was really struggling? An honorary doctorate doesn’t put food in the ‘fridge, and people like Lynn know all about that.