The Ed Sullivan Show changed the television landscape from the late 40s to the 70s. It also set a record for one of the longest-running variety shows in the history of television broadcasting.
One of the recently shared video clips of the episode that aired on May 30th, 1971, has gained immense popularity. It showcases the performance of the Country Queen, Loretta Lynn.
Lynn is known for her honest lyrics and unapologetic attitude. She joins the live audience onstage and is greeted with massive applause. The singer is dressed beautifully in a long skirt and purple top.
The gorgeous superstar sings her latest track, “Coal Miner’s Daughter,” which gives a brief history of Lynn’s upbringing. The fantastic song is a tribute to her humble roots. The lyrics narrated her family’s story when they lived in Butcher Holler in Kentucky.
They have very little money, but her dad and mom ensure they are happy and content even after a life full of difficulties. The song is a chronicle of her journey from poverty to gaining fame and riches.
Lynn’s emotional song delivery shows why she is still considered one of the most celebrated artists. She is one of those singers who paved the way for other country singers during a time when it was not widely accepted.
Several fans left heartfelt messages for the Country Queen. One online user wrote, “They just don’t make Country Queens like Loretta anymore. She’s the best.” While another said, “One of her best live versions to me! No, it’s her best live version!”