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EXCLUSIVE: Loretta Lynn Sweetly Compares Herself to Miranda Lambert, Praises Taylor Swift for Going Pop

by Raphael Chestang 5:33 PM PST, March 04, 2016
Playing EXCLUSIVE: Loretta Lynn Sweetly Compares Herself to Miranda Lambert, Praises Taylor Swift for Going Pop

As country singer Loretta Lynn drops her first album in 12 years, the 83-year-old is opening up to ET about everything from her music to her politics, including why she thinks Donald Trump could be president.

When asked about Trump's chances of becoming America's next commander-in-chief, Lynn thought it was possible -- under one condition.

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"If he keeps his mouth shut on a lot of things," Lynn told ET.

It's Lynn's honesty in her songs that made her resonate with today's country stars, who count her as a hero. Lynn also credits her success to good old-fashioned hard work.

"I probably worked harder than anyone in the business," she said. "I worked harder than all of them to tell you the truth. People today are to dag gone lazy to do these kinds of things."

But Lynn does appreciate some of today's biggest musicians, namely Miranda Lambert and Taylor Swift.

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"I think Miranda and me, we're kind of the same type of singer," Lynn praised.

Lynn only had encouraging words to say about Swift's switch to pop music.

"Taylor, get it girl!" she said. "That's what she wanted. I am about as pop as corn bread."

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Lynn's career will be examined and celebrated Friday on PBS' The American Masters -- Loretta Lynn: Still a Mountain Girl. The in-depth film will include interviews from family, fans and friends like Lambert, Jack White, Sheryl Crow, Willie Nelson, Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood, Reba McEntire and Sissy Spacek.

Lynn's new album, Full Circle, is available now.

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