Picks and Pans Review: Honky Tonk Girl: the Loretta Lynn Collection

updated 12/19/1994 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 12/19/1994 AT 01:00 AM EST

Loretta Lynn

Over the course of her career, Loretta Lynn has amassed 17 No. 1 singles (some of them with frequent duet partner Conway Twitty) and become a country music legend (celebrated in Coal Miner's Daughter). This set of 70 songs shows us why. Most of those No. 1's are here ("Fist City," "One's on the Way" and others), along with some early Ernest Tubb duets. Lynn's popularity has been overshadowed in recent years by a crop of cookie-cutter cowgirls—most of whom could learn a thing or two from these sincere, emotional performances. (MCA)

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