Shelly Fairchild and Shamir Cover Loretta Lynn’s ‘Fist City’

    Nashville musician Shelly Fairchild has teamed up with Shamir for a cover of Loretta Lynn’s 1968 track ‘Fist City’. It comes along with a video shot at Lynn’s Ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee. Check it out below.

    “I was scheduled to record at Blackbird Studios in Nashville with Blackbird Academy students, and as I was driving to the studio for my second day of tracking, I got a text that said Loretta had passed,” Fairchild explained in a statement. “Her music changed the face of Country for women. She wrote about what she was living, and she did not apologize.”

    Shamir added: “The music of Loretta Lynn has always been a source of comfort. My love of country first began when I got my first radio when I was 9 years old. Every Sunday morning my local country station would play classic country and oldies, of course Loretta’s music was frequently played. The cherry on top of it all was being able to shoot in Hurricane Mills – it was incredible to see all her awards and collectibles.”

    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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