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    Coal Miner's Daughter
    Loretta Lynn's Home
    Butcher Holler, Kentucky Butcher Hollow (or Holler as it is referred to on the rock in the picture above), is not a town, it's a place, nestled in the hills of eastern Kentucky. The nearest town is Van Lear, population about 1,000. The next biggest town is probably Paintsville, about 4,000 people. Van Lear was established as a town by the Consolidated Coal Company in 1909 and named for Van Lear Black, a member of its board of directors. This area of Kentucky is famous for it's coal mines, hard working people, astounding poverty, and Loretta Lynn. If you've ever seen the movie "Coal Miner's Daughter" with Sissy Spacek and Tommy Lee Jones, you know about Butcher Holler.

    I was on a road trip through Kentucky when I heard that Butcher Holler was just a short drive away. Having seen the movie several times, I could not resist finding the real thing. The directions seemed simple enough.... go south on . 23 (a National Scenic Byway named the Country Music Highway) to just south of Paintsville. From . 23 take Highway 321 to Kentucky 1107. Follow the signs to Loretta Lynn's Homeplace. riiiiiight.

    We found Paintsville without any trouble. We found Van Lear. I'm not sure that we ever found the other roads mentioned.... In Van Lear you are supposed to stop at Webb's General Store (No. 5 Country Store on Kentucky 302 near Miller's Creek just past Van Lear) and get in contact with Loretta's brother Herman. He gives tours of Loretta's home for $5 a person. It was a Sunday.... we couldn't find him. From what I was told tho, if you do find Herman he takes you out to Butcher Holler and gives a great tour.

    Webb's General Store
    Van Lear Kentucky Click any thumbnail pic on the page for the larger picture

    “Everybody thought me and Conway had a thing going. And that’s the farthest from the truth,” says Lynn.  “I loved Conway as a friend, and my husband loved him. Conway was really the only one in the music business that Doo gave a dag-gone for.”

    20 Greatest Hits contains every one of Loretta Lynn and Conway Twitty's hits from the '70s, including the number one singles "After the Fire Is Gone," "Lead Me On," "Louisian Woman, Mississippi Man," "As Soon As I Hang Up the Phone," and "Feelins'." In addition to the obivious hit singles, there are a number of lesser-known album tracks which are, with only a few exceptions, the equal of the hits. In short, 20 Greatest Hits presents the very best of perhaps of the greatest country duet team of the '70s and is a necessary addition to any country record collection.

    Wednesday, 7th –  Saturday, 10th March at 2:00pm & 7:30pm
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