What songs are included on Loretta Lynn’s setlist?
There is no getting around it. This may be one of the last times you can see Loretta Lynn live. At 842 years old, the artist has been touring infrequently and in short bursts over the last decade. Her recording output has been slow. Her last release was 2004’s Jack White produced Van Lear Rose.
But Loretta Lynn is a country legend, and she has well over 50 (50!) studio albums of material to choose from during her live show. Her five biggest hits look something like this. “Coal Miner’s Daughter” is almost always the closing song for the evening. “Don’t Come Home A-Drinkin’ (With Lovin’ on Your Mind)” is an early setlist staple. “You Ain’t Woman Enough (To Take My Man)” is another one of her top-tier cuts, and enchants with a huge sing-a-long. “You’re Looking at Country” is sometimes the opening cut (or served up as the second song), and it rounds out some of Loretta Lynn’s most important and immortal tunes. All five are performed at every show.
Lynn has an eight-piece backing band that is intimately connected with the live show to deliver that recorded texture in a live setting and perhaps let Lynn relax a bit between and within songs, not having the whole focus be on her. Most of the material is penned from Lynn’s 1970 classic, Coal Miner’s Daughter. The rest of her set includes about one song from some of the more important releases of her career. This includes “I Wanna Be Free” from the album of the same name, or “Love is the Foundation” from, again, the album of the same name. Her typical nightly setlist on the 2014 tour will look something like this:
They Don’t Make ’em Like My Daddy
You’re Looking at Country
When the Tingle Becomes a Chill
I Wanna Be Free
Don’t Come Home A-Drinkin’ (With Lovin’ on Your Mind)
Blue Kentucky Girl
You Ain’t Woman Enough (To Take My Man)
One’s on the Way / The Pill
Here I Am Again
Love Is the Foundation
She’s Got You
Lead Me On
I’m a Honky Tonk Girl
Your Squaw Is on the Warpath
House at the End of the Road (The Coal Miners)
Peaceful Easy Feeling (The Coal Miners)
Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven
Where No One Stands Alone
Coal Miner’s Daughter
Does Loretta Lynn include any cover material?
Loretta Lynn, being a classic country/folk artist, is well renowned for her cover material on record. But she is not as well known for performing said covers live. For this tour, she has two songs that are getting brought out. Current cover tunes include the Eagles’ “Peaceful Easy Feeling (The Coal Miners)” as well as Patsy Cline’s upbeat folk number “She’s Got You.” Both of these can be reliably heard at nearly every show.
How long does a Loretta Lynn concert run?
Loretta Lynn has many songs to choose from, and could theoretically play for three days straight considering her historical output. Realistically, her shows clock in at a perfectly acceptable 90 minutes.
Who is the opening act for the concert?
Loretta Lynn has brought her sons and daughters on tour with her for many years now, and there is no exception this time around. Her daughters perform in their own group, the Lynns, and her son Earnest Ray appears at some dates.
Who is Loretta Lynn’s publicist or press contact?
Loretta Lynn has enough clout and longevity to have created her own management company. Loretta Lynn Enterprises features a team to establish her touring schedule and run her brand. The company can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org. Her manager is Patsy L Russell who can be reached at email@example.com.
How can I get presale tickets for Loretta Lynn’s upcoming tour?
There is an internet presale available for most markets on the 2014 tour. It tends to run a couple days prior to the general public onsale. The presale code used for most of these dates has been LORETTA14.
“Lynn chugged through some 80 minutes of classics, including the puckish The Pill, a shocker in its day, and the still sadly relevant Dear Uncle Sam, which gave the show its poignant centerpiece. And she still unleashes that cold-shower cannonball, Don’t Come Home a Drinkin’ (With Lovin’ on Your Mind), with purpose and a simmering resentment.” – Sean Daly of the Tampa Bay Times
“The gig had a living room casual feel. Lynn kept asking the crowd for requests, and she engaged in plenty of between-song banter with Ernest Ray. She also took pride in allowing her band members to shine, calling on several of them to sing solo numbers. Sure, it’s a good way for Lynn to rest her voice for a spell…But her generosity is genuine. Lynn worked her way into the Country Music Hall of Fame by writing songs that echoed the frustrations, sentiments and elations of everyday women. Her repertoire is as folksy as she is.” – Mario Tarradell of the Dallas News Guide
“From her spectacular powder-blue, glitter-flecked dress to the deeply traditional values in her songs, and in a voice that blindly ignored her age, her set was a colorful snapshot of a proud but threatened culture. She kept it alive with grace and panache.” – Curtis Schieber of the Columbus Dispatch
Loretta Lynn 2013
Tour Opening Acts: the Lynns
Started April 12, 2013 in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee | Ended November 15, 2013 in Williamsport, Pennsylvania
Loretta Lynn 2012
Tour Opening Acts: the Lynns
Started February 16, 2012 in Fayetteville, Arkansas | Ended September 25, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee
Loretta Lynn 2011
Tour Opening Acts: Bart Handsome, the Oak Ridge Boys
Started April 14, 2011 in Toledo, Ohio | Ended October 15, 2011 in Washington DC
Loretta Lynn 2009
Tour Opening Acts: Earnest Ray
Started March 6, 2009 in Biloxi, Mississippi | Ended August, 15 2009 in Salamanca, New York
Loretta Lynn 2008
Tour Opening Acts: NA
Started June 27, 2008 in Elizabeth, Indiana | Ended August 23, 2008 in Atlanta, Georgia
Loretta Lynn 2005
Tour Opening Acts: NA
Started May 13, 2005 in San Francisco, California | Ended July 23, 2005 in Rochester Hills, Michigan