In 1961, Loretta Lynn released her first single, “I’m a Honky Tonk Girl,” and she’s spent the intervening 50 years giving voice to those rural women — coal miners’ daughters and blue Kentucky girls, put-upon mamas and their husbands’ other women — who’d always played second fiddle in popular culture. No women’s-history-month special will tell you more about the rapid pace of change in the 20th century than a stroll through her back catalog, which made hits out of taboos like family planning and divorce. Even though Lynn hasn’t released an album since the Jack White-produced Van Lear Rose in 2004, her career average is still above one a year. So if she wants to revisit her best-loved tunes, you’d best listen up.
Fri., Nov. 30, 8 p.m., $55-$67.50, Keswick Theatre, 291 N. Keswick Ave., Glenside.
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