Always Loretta

The Ultimate Loretta Lynn Tribute Show,
Featuring Emily Portman as
Loretta Lynn, with The Coalminers

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“When I play a ‘Loretta Lynn Tribute’ show with
Emily, it takes me back to 1967 when I played my first
show with Loretta. after my 55 years and 10,000 plus
shows, playing lead guitar with Loretta, it’s like I’m
starting all over again. What an honor and blessing
to be playing music with Emily, she’s a real pro in
my book, and I look forward to playing many
‘Loretta’ shows with her.”
– Dave Thornhill,
Bandleader of The Coalminers
and Lead Guitarist for Loretta Lynn

Emily Portman Bio

Like so many successful performers, native Kentuckian Emily Portman cut her musical teeth singing in church and learning to read music as a member of her high school band. Inspired by her parents’ music, her influences were an amalgamation of classic country and classic rock, with a little ‘80s music mixed in and included Merle Haggard, Jim Croce, and Creedence Clearwater Revival. In college, she joined a choral group, learned the guitar, and began performing professionally at the Corydon Jamboree just across the border in neighboring Indiana. However, when she covered the music of Loretta Lynn, people took notice.

The Show

Authorized and approved by the Loretta Lynn Family

The Original Coalminers Band Performing The Songs:

“They Don’t Make ‘Em Like My Daddy”
“You’re Lookin’ at Country”
“When the Tingle Becomes a Chill”
“I Wanna Be Free”
“Blue Kentucky Girl”
“You Ain’t Woman Enough (To Take My Man)”
“Love Is the Foundation”
“Fist City”
“One’s on the Way / The Pill”
“Everything It Takes”
“I’m a Honky Tonk Girl”
“Your Squaw Is on the Warpath”
“Don’t Come Home A’Drinkin’”
“Dear Uncle Sam”
“Coal Miner’s Daughter”

Sizzle Reel