Loretta Lynn has filed a lawsuit to regain copyrights to some of her biggest hits, including "You Ain't Woman Enough," "You're Looking at Country," "Fist City" and her signature song, "Coal Miner's Da

Loretta Lynn has filed a lawsuit to regain copyrights to some of her biggest hits, including "You Ain't Woman Enough," "You're Looking at Country," "Fist City" and her signature song, "Coal Miner's Daughter."

The suit, filed Oct. 1 in Davidson County Chancery Court in Tennessee, seeks to void a 1966 contract Lynn signed with Nashville-based Sure-Fire Music. At the time Lynn signed her writer's deal, the publishing company was owned by Grand Ole Opry stars the Wilburn Brothers. However, since Doyle Wilburn died in 1982 and Teddy died last November, Lynn is seeking to regain her copyrights.

"In the 1966 agreement, it was agreed upon by Sure-Fire and Loretta that, were there to be a change in ownership, the contract would become null and void," says Lynn's manager, Nancy Russell of Nashville-based Force Inc. "Both of [the Wilburns] are deceased. We're looking to enforce what the agreement said."

Since Teddy Wilburn's death, his estate has been the subject of a family dispute in Probate Court in Nashville.

Representatives of Sure-Fire, which has the rights to 114 songs written or co-written by Lynn, did not return calls seeking comment.

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