On this day in 2005, Loretta Lynn won the Grammy for “Best Country Album” for Van Lear Rose. The album title refers to Lynn’s origins as the daughter of a miner working in the Van Lear coal mines. The album was produced by White Stripes member Jack White, who worked a musician on the whole album as well.
White also wrote, “Little Red Shoes” for the album. At the time of the album’s release, Lynn was 72 and White was 28.
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.