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The song we’re about to share with y’all is the definition of heart-wrenching.
This emotional song really gives us a look into Loretta Lynn’s heart and just how much she misses her late husband, Oliver Lynn, also known as “Doo” or “Mooney.” The White Stripes’ Jack White joins the country legend on guitar on the song, which appears on her Grammy-winning album Van Lear Rose.
Loretta sings with her soul in this song, expressing the longing she still feels for Doo even though he passed away years ago.
When her husband’s health began declining, Loretta stepped back from the music business. After he passed in 1996, she slowly made her comeback. And with that came her partnership with Jack, who served as the sole producer on Van Lear Rose (released in 2004).
The title of the album refers to the Van Lear coal mines that Loretta’s father worked at while she was growing up. “Miss Being Mrs.” was one of the standout tracks on the album. It too, was nominated for a Grammy, though it didn’t take home the trophy.
Loretta also filmed a music video for the track, which shows her at home, resting on her bed as photographs of her and Doo appear across the screen.
She sings about just how much she misses his loving arms and you can really tell she feels those words down to her core. Her expressive eyes and heartbreakingly haunting vocals are placed on full display for the world to see and hear. Sadly, the music video hasn’t made its way online, but there are plenty of live performances that you can enjoy.
Get prepared to cry when you watch Loretta and Jack deliver a live performance of the song below.