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Kelly Clarkson And Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Sing Loretta Lynn Cover

19 October 2022 | 11:19 am | Mallory Arbour

Loretta Lynn passed away earlier this month.

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and Kelly Clarkson

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and Kelly Clarkson (Image: via YouTube)

Kelly Clarkson invited actor and former professional wrestler, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson to sing a cover of late country queen, Loretta Lynn’s Don’t Come Home A Drinkin’ (With Lovin’ On Your Mind) for the latest edition of ‘Kellyoke’ on her series, The Kelly Clarkson Show.

Released on February 6, 1967, Don't Come Home a Drinkin' (With Lovin' on Your Mind) was the title track and only single from the ninth solo album of the same name by Lynn. The song peaked at #1 on the US Billboard Hot Country Singles chart, becoming Lynn’s first #1 single, with the album also peaking at #1 on the US Billboard Hot Country Albums chart.

The autobiographical song, which is based on Lynn’s husband, is about an angry wife who is fed up with her husband coming home late every night very drunk and wanting to have sex.

In 1970, Don't Come Home a Drinkin' (With Lovin' on Your Mind) was certified by the RIAA as a gold album making Lynn the first woman in country music to receive such an honour.

The song was later recorded by Tammy Wynette for her album, Your Good Girl’s Gonna Go Bad, and Gretchen Wilson as part of the album Coal Miner’s Daughter: A Tribute To Loretta Lynn.

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Lynn passed away earlier this month at the age of 90. A statement from Lynn’s family on social media read: "Our precious mom, Loretta Lynn, passed away peacefully this morning, October 4th, in her sleep at home at her beloved ranch in Hurricane Mills.”

Throughout her remarkable career, Lynn received eight CMA Awards in addition to being honoured with CMA’s ‘Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award’. She became the first woman to receive the CMA Award for ‘Entertainer of the Year’ in 1972 and was the first recipient of the CMA Award for ‘Female Vocalist of the Year’ in 1967 and went on to win that award twice more. 

She and frequent duet partner Conway Twitty won the CMA Award for ‘Vocal Duo of the Year’ for four consecutive years from 1972 to 1975. Lynn was also inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1988.