The song it reached # 1 on the US Hot Country Songs charts, it also reached # 1 on the charts Canadian RPM Country Tracks. It was the fourth number one in Loretta's career.
Coal Miner’s Daughter, a song written and recorded by Loretta Lynn for the Decca label, was recorded on October 1, along with two other songs, Bradley’s Barn, 722 Bender’s Ferry Road, Mount Juliet, TN. In the recording session Loretta was accompanied by: Grady Martin (lead electric guitar), Ray Edenton (acoustic guitar), Hal Rugg (steel), Harold Bradley (electric bass guitar), Bob Moore (bass), Buddy Harman (drums), Hargus Robbins (piano), Bob Thompson (banjo) and The Jordanaires. With the production of Owen Bradley, the single was released on October 5, 1970, and on December 19 it reached # 1 on the US Hot Country Songs charts, and on the same day it also reached # 1 on the charts. Canadian RPM Country Tracks. It was the fourth number one in Loretta’s career. The song was included in Loretta’s sixteenth studio album, Coal Miner’s Daughter (Decca 1971), the album was released on January 4, 1971, reaching # 4 on the charts of the US Top Country Albums. The album was certified gold in the USA.