Be sure to tune in Ken Burns’ new documentary Country Music
on Public Television this week to see classic performances by Epi fans Ernest Tubb and Loretta Lynn just to name a few. The 16-part overview of the history of Country Music features rare photos, never-before-seen film clips, television performances, and session outtakes and covers the long arc of Country Music from the Carter Family and Jimmie Rodgers through the era of Steve Earle and Dwight Yoakam.
Lynn’s 2018 album, Wouldn't It Be Great
, is the latest chapter in her ongoing series of LPs with producer John Carter Cash and it’s a must-have for Lynn fans. Lynn was recently interviewed by the Wall Street Journal
where she named some of her prized possessions including her 1972 Country Music Association Award, her GRAMMY with Conway Twitty for "After the Fire Is Gone," and her Epiphone Excellente.
"Epiphone made the guitar for me in the 60s," Lynn told the Wall Street Journal
, "I gave it to my daughter Patsy and she passed it on to her daughter Emmy. I love watching Emmy play on that guitar." Lynn was honored with the Country Music Foundation's Artist of a Lifetime Award
in 2018 and earlier this year was feted at a special all-star tribute show in Nashville featuring Garth Brooks, Jack White, and Dolly Parton. Visit Lynn's website
and stay on Epiphone.com for more good news from Ms. Lynn and the House of Stathopoulo coming soon.