Many of Loretta Lynn’s Most Iconic Songs Pulled From Streaming

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This story is developing.

Many of country music legend Loretta Lynn’s most iconic songs have been removed from streaming and download services. While some live, single, and re-recorded versions of the songs may still be available, the original recordings that have become so foundational to the country music catalog are currently coming up blank. The songs that appear to be affected include but may not be limited to:

“Coal Miner’s Daughter”
“You’re Lookin’ At Country”
“When The Tingle Becomes a Chill”
“The Pill”
“Rated ‘X'”
“What Kind of Girl (Do You Think I Am)”
“The Home You’re Tearin’ Down”
“Another Man Loved Me Last Night”

The original version of these songs are no longer available from Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, and other streaming service providers. “Coal Miner’s Daughter” is the title track to Loretta Lynn’s legendary 1971 album. On Spotify, the track has been replaced on the album with a single version of the song. On Apple Music and Amazon Music, the track is not available at all. “Another Man Loved Me Last Night” is also missing from the album.

The pulling began to be observed by fans on Monday (4-26). The songs range between a decade of Loretta Lynn’s career from 1965 to 1975, and include songs Loretta Lynn wrote alone, songs she co-wrote with others, and a track written by Betty Sue Perry. Two of the songs—“Rated ‘X'” and “The Pill”—were originally “banned” by some radio stations when they were originally released, but that’s unlikely the reason they have disappeared now.

It comes after Loretta Lynn’s Grammy-winning landmark album Van Lear Rose from 2004 was pulled in early March for undisclosed reasons. At that time, Saving Country Music reached out to the label Interscope Records, as well as The Universal Music Group, Third Man Records, and others about the disappearance with no response. Representatives from Loretta’s current label Sony referred all questions about the Van Lear Rose disappearance to Interscope.

Loretta Lynn signed with Sony’s Legacy imprint in 2015. None of the Sony tracks including songs from her most recent album Still Woman Enough on March 19th seem to be affected.

More information on the missing songs if or when it becomes available.

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