Van Lear Rose

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Release date
3 May 2004
Running length
13 tracks
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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Van Lear Rose 3:50 38,916
2 Portland Oregon 3:49 47,203
3 Trouble On The Line 2:21 31,208
4 Family Tree 3:03 30,881
5 Have Mercy 2:35 28,123
6 High On A Mountain Top 2:44 33,112
7 Little Red Shoes 3:33 24,582
8 God Makes No Mistakes 1:45 26,252
9 Women's Prison 4:16 23,949
10 This Old House 1:56 28,841
11 Mrs. Leroy Brown 3:38 24,409
12 Miss Being Mrs. 2:49 25,356
13 Story Of My Life 2:40 26,574

About this album

Van Lear Rose is a Grammy Award-winning album by Loretta Lynn, released in 2004 and produced by Jack White, of The White Stripes and The Raconteurs. The album was initially intended as a musical experiment, blending the styles of country singer-songwriter Lynn and producer White, who wrote one track, sings a duet with Lynn, and performs on the whole album as a musician. At the time of the album’s release, Lynn was 69 and White was 28.

The title refers to Lynn’s origins as the daughter of a miner working the Van Lear coal mines. The album peaked at number two on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart and at number 24 on the Billboard 200, the most successful crossover music album of Lynn’s 45-year career.

At the Grammy Awards of 2005, Lynn was nominated for five awards and won two: Best Country Album and Best Country Collaboration with Vocals for her duet with White, “Portland, Oregon”. Two of her other nominations were for Best Country Song: “Portland, Oregon” and “Miss Being Mrs.” “Miss Being Mrs.” was also nominated for Best Female Country Vocal Performance.
The song Portland, Oregon was listed as the 305th best song of the 2000s by pitchfork media.

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  • AngeloSwift13

    Loretta proved to be the best in the business after decades of career. The best album of the decade [2]

    26 Apr 2014 Reply
  • furtherboy

    This is part of my top 100 best albums of all time. Real Music!

    15 Nov 2013 Reply
  • wildtony40

    join Loretta &Merle Aug 31st & sept 1st for two Great Legends. At Loretta,s Ranch at 8pm.

    16 Jul 2012 Reply
  • wildtony40

    Loretta will be doing a show at her ranch

    26 May 2012 Reply
  • wildtony40

    Happy brithday. Loretta Lynn.

    14 Apr 2012 Reply
  • wildtony40

    this weekend is Loretta,s brithday.

    11 Apr 2012 Reply
  • wildtony40

    Loretta work on a new cd hope to have it out this year.

    19 Feb 2012 Reply
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    16 May 2011 Reply
  • rainy-dog

    because mainstream country for the past decade has been pop/rock with a fiddle, anything truer to the spirit of american folk music is labeled alt-country. it's not a problem for me.

    30 Apr 2011 Reply
  • wingkon

    This album got amazing reviews.

    14 Apr 2010 Reply
  • FarCrysss

    I'm not big on country and only decided to check this out because of Jack White's involvement. Surprisingly enough, it was actually really damn good (although I'm sure Jack White's production helped a ton). Still not big on country, but it definitely made me appreciate it a lot more than I previously did.

    20 Apr 2009 Reply
  • oneeyedcunt

    incredible piece of music this album is. @ the poster below: stay away from Pitchfork.

    16 Apr 2009 Reply
  • adamzZz

    9.3 from Pitchfork? I needed to check this one out.

    10 Apr 2009 Reply
  • church_annette

    I remember buying this album and listening to it loud and getting wasted.

    26 Jan 2009 Reply
  • CountryRox

    I like this singer, and this album is awesome!

    12 Jan 2009 Reply
  • RottenBerry

    It is very sad when legitimate country music becomes alt. country due to all the shit that is on the radio. Yes indeed.

    13 Aug 2008 Reply
  • MrModernRock

    Alt. country? You have got to be KIDDING me!

    4 Aug 2006 Reply

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