|Loretta Lynn Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 1 in|
|Date of Birth||April 14, 1932|
|Date of Death||October 4, 2022|
Loretta Lynn was an American singer, songwriter, and guitarist whose career spanned 6 decades. She received various accolades such as awards from both the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music, Grammy Awards, and American Music Awards. Also, she was the most-awarded female country recording artist as of 2022. Some of her hits include You Ain’t Woman Enough (To Take My Man), Don’t Come Home A-Drinkin’ (With Lovin’ on Your Mind), One’s on the Way, Fist City, and Coal Miner’s Daughter.
The First Lady of Country Music, Country Music’s First Girl Singer, The Coal Miner’s Daughter, The Queen of Country Music
She was born on April 14, 1932.
On October 4, 2022, Loretta Lynn died in her sleep at the age of 90 in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee, United States. The cause of her death was not disclosed immediately.
Butcher Hollow, Johnson County, Kentucky, United States
She resided in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee, United States.
Singer, Songwriter, Guitarist
- Father – Melvin Theodore “Ted” Webb (June 6, 1906 – February 22, 1959) (Coal Miner, Subsistence Farmer)
- Mother – Clara Marie “Clary” (née Ramey) (May 5, 1912 – November 24, 1981)
- Siblings – Melvin “Junior” Webb (December 4, 1929 – July 2, 1993) (Older Brother), Herman Webb (September 3, 1934 – July 28, 2018) (Younger Brother), Willie “Jay” Lee Webb (February 12, 1937 – July 31, 1996) (Younger Brother) (Country Music Singer), Donald Ray Webb (April 2, 1941 – October 13, 2017) (Younger Brother), Peggy Sue Wright (née Webb) (b. March 25, 1943) (Younger Sister) (Country Music Singer, Songwriter), Betty Ruth Hopkins (née Webb) (b. January 5, 1946) (Younger Sister), Crystal Gayle (born Brenda Gail Webb on January 9, 1951) (Younger Sister) (Country Music Singer)
Country, Honky-tonk, Americana, Gospel
Zero Records, Decca Records, MCA Records, Columbia Records, Third Man Records, Audium, Interscope Records, Legacy Recordings
According to CelebrityNetWorth.com, she had a net worth of $65 Million.
5 ft 1 in or 155 cm
52 kg or 114.5 lbs
Boyfriend / Spouse
Loretta Lynn had dated –
- Oliver Lynn (1948-1996) – She married country music figure and talent manager Oliver Vanetta “Doolittle” Lynn on January 10, 1948. Loretta was 15 years old at the time while he was 21 and the duo had met just a month earlier. The couple had 6 children – daughter Betty Sue Lynn (November 26, 1948 – July 29, 2013), son Jack Benny Lynn (December 7, 1949 – July 22, 1984), son Ernest Ray “Ernie” Lynn (b. May 27, 1951), daughter Clara Marie “Cissie” Lynn (b. April 7, 1952), and twin daughters Peggy Lynn and Patsy Eileen Lynn (b. August 6, 1964) (the latter named after Loretta’s dear friend Patsy Cline). Loretta and Oliver remained married until his death on August 22, 1996. Although the relationship has been described as “one of the great legends of the twentieth century”, she later revealed that Oliver cheated on her regularly.
- Kid Rock – RUMOR
Race / Ethnicity
Loretta’s family had claimed Cherokee roots.
She had been a part of TV commercials for –
- United Way (PSA) (1971)
- Glow Coat Floor Wax (1971)
- Crisco shortening (the 1980s)
- Clifty Farm Ham (1998)
Loretta Lynn Facts
- She was named after actor Loretta Young.
- On January 11, 1978, she was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 1551 Vine Street in Hollywood, California.
- The 1980 biographical musical film Coal Miner’s Daughter was based on Loretta Lynn’s life and her character was portrayed by Sissy Spacek.
- Lynn was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1983, the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1988, and the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2008.
- In 2013, she was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama.
- Loretta Lynn was considered an “advocate for ordinary women” but rejected being labeled a feminist. She wrote in her memoir, “I’m not a big fan of women’s liberation, but maybe it will help women stand up for the respect they’re due.”
- She supported Donald Trump in his presidential campaign in 2016.
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