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Me & Patsy Kickin' Up Dust

By: Loretta Lynn,Dolly Parton - foreword
Narrated by: Patsy Lynn Russell
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Publisher's Summary

Discover the "important and inspiring" (Miranda Lambert) and never-before-told complete story of the remarkable relationship between country music icons Patsy Cline and Loretta Lynn.

Loretta Lynn and the late Patsy Cline are legends - country icons and sisters of the heart. For the first time ever, Loretta tells their story: a celebration of their music and their relationship up until Patsy's tragic and untimely death.

Full of laughter and tears, this eye-opening, heartwarming memoir paints a picture of two stubborn, spirited country gals who'd be damned if they'd let men or convention tell them how to be. Set in the heady streets of the 1960s South, this nostalgia ride shows how Nashville blossomed into the city of music it is today. Tender and fierce, Me & Patsy Kickin' Up Dust is an up-close-and-personal portrait of a friendship that defined a generation and changed country music indelibly - and a meditation on love, loss, and legacy.

©2020 Loretta Lynn (P)2020 Grand Central Publishing

Critic Reviews

"Loretta and Patsy had a bond that set the standard for ladies in music today. They taught us to support each other and to life each other up. I have been in a band with two other women (Pistol Annies) for almost a decade, so I understand that sisterhood more than ever. It's important and inspiring." (Miranda Lambert)

"Even if Patsy Cline and Loretta Lynn weren't two of the most influential artists in country music, this story about the bond between them as they rose to the top of their fields would be a touching meditation on friendship, loyalty, and loss. But playing out against the rise of Nashville and the price of fame, it becomes something even more absorbing." (Town & Country)

"Patsy and Loretta are two women who can teach us so much about life, especially how to stand up for yourself and how to deal with being a woman in the world of Country Music today because they had to do it in THEIR day. The biggest difference is, these days, we have huge numbers to face that situation together. They didn't have that security. They fought for it. They came together when they both needed a friend most, and reading this book makes you want to have that same bond with a friend. I think they would encourage you, the reader, to find that special friend in your life. Priceless." (Reba McEntire)

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Awesome!

Patsy Lynn does an awesome job of narration, so much that I forgot it was not a young Loretta Lynn herself. Great memories and stories of a beloved friendship to rival the ages. I loved it!

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Truly a Must Read

Loretta Lyn has written another INCREDIBLE book. By sharing her friendship with Patsy Cline the reader get a special insight to a friendship between two women who were really more like sisters.
It's a topic that so many of us can understand I know I can because my bestfriend is more like my sister.
Patsy Lynn done a spectacular job narrating the book. I could almost see each scene that she read.

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Great

Loved hearing about Patsy Cline & Loretta Lynn’s wonderful friendship 🦋
I think y’all will really enjoy this biography

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Great Book

Great book very good detailed story it was very touching story and I've always been a fan of both there music . I found out some thing I didnt know about of them .

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Oh my heart!

I loved this book in its entirety! I learned so much about Loretta and Patsy that I feel like I’ve known them my entire life! This is an amazing book and I would recommend it to anyone who like country music.

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Great book!

I loved it. just wish it had been longer. I have always been fascinated by Patsy Cline and her music.

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Incredible Story

Whether you’re a longtime fan or recent convert, this autobio is highly recommended. The sense of time and place is vivid. The stories, and lessons learned, are alternately tear-jerking and belly laughingly hilarious. Loretta is REAL and her daughter narrates flawlessly.

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Terrific listen, great narrator..

loved it, i already knew some of the facts of the book, but to hear it from Loretta's perspective was just a gem. The narrator was also terrific. Great stories and storytelling. Super easy listen.

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Loretta and Patsy

This a very heartfelt and telling of 2 beautiful and talented women. Thank you Loretta for sharing yours and Patsy life with us. This book will not let you put it down or stop listening.

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A beautiful friendship

Mrs. Lynn writes so beautifully about her friendship with Mrs. Cline. May we be blessed with a wonderful friendship like their’s.

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Loved this book

Have always loved these two country singers so it was interesting to learn how they met and how Patsy Cline took Loretta Lyn under her wing and helped her in so many ways. Avery interesting story