Kacey Musgraves Muses on Women in Music 'Legend' Honoree Loretta Lynn's 4 Essential Tracks
The 27-year-old singer-songwriter, who performed with Lynn at the 2014 CMA Awards, picks the Queen of Country Music's most unforgettable tracks.
"You Ain't Woman Enough" (1966)
What a great hook: "You ain't woman enough/To take my man." One of the first Loretta songs I ever learned and still a favorite -- and still hilarious today."
"Fist City" (1968)
I'm pretty sure Loretta would definitely take you to Fist City and look damn good while doing it. I love that her songs were sassy and humorous, but also simple and well-written.
"The Pill" (1975)
She may have been banned from radio because of this single, but it's what cemented her as a strong and fiercely forward-thinking songwriter -- with a sense of humor.
"Portland, Oregon" (2004)
I was so delighted to see her work with Jack White, and it was interesting to hear his young take on her iconic brand. I dig this song's vibe.
This story originally appeared in the Dec. 12 issue of Billboard.