Loretta Lynn Is Releasing a Memoir About Her Legendary Friendship with Patsy Cline

Fans of Coal Miner's Daughter know that nobody tells a story quite like Loretta Lynn.

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Nearly six decades later, Loretta Lynn and Patsy Cline's friendship still has a hold on our hearts. There's just something about two poor Southern gals finding each other—and their way—in the big city that sparks our imaginations.

And now, with help from her daughter Patsy (who was named after her mom's late friend), 87-year-old Loretta is sharing the story of their legendary relationship in her own words.

In her upcoming memoir, Me & Patsy Kickin' Up Dust, Loretta chronicles her friendship with Patsy before her tragic passing in 1963. And fans of her classic 1976 memoir, Coal Miner's Daughter, know that nobody tells a story quite like Loretta Lynn.

"Full of laughter and tears, this eye-opening, heartwarming memoir paints a picture of two stubborn, spirited country gals who'd be damned if they'd let men or convention tell them how to be. Set in the heady streets of the 1960s South, this nostalgia ride shows how Nashville blossomed into the city of music it is today," the book's official description reads. "Tender and fierce, Me & Patsy Kickin' Up Dust is an up-close-and-personal portrait of a friendship that defined a generation and changed country music indelibly—and a meditation on love, loss and legacy."

Me & Patsy Kickin' Up Dust, which is available for pre-order now, is set to be released on April 7.

Consider our calendars marked!

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