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Loretta Lynn Height, Weight, Age, Facts, Biography

Loretta Lynn Quick Info
Height 5 ft 1 in
Weight 52 kg
Date of Birth April 14, 1932
Zodiac Sign Aries
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.

Born Name

Loretta Webb

Nick Names

The First Lady of Country Music, Country Music’s First Girl Singer, The Coal Miner’s Daughter, The Queen of Country Music

Loretta Lynn performing at South by Southwest in 2016
Loretta Lynn performing at South by Southwest in 2016 (Anna Hanks / Flickr / CC BY 2.0)


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.

Sun Sign


Born Place

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


Vocals, Guitar


Zero Records, Decca Records, MCA Records, Columbia Records, Third Man Records, Audium, Interscope Records, Legacy Recordings

Net Worth

According to, she had a net worth of $65 Million.



Loretta Lynn as seen during a tour in 1975
Loretta Lynn as seen during a tour in 1975 (Gene Pugh / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0)


5 ft 1 in or 155 cm


52 kg or 114.5 lbs

Boyfriend / Spouse

Loretta Lynn had dated –

  1. 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.
  2. Kid Rock – RUMOR

Race / Ethnicity


Loretta’s family had claimed Cherokee roots.

Hair Color

Dark Brown

Eye Color


Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

High cheekbones

Brand Endorsements

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 as seen while performing in Birmingham, Alabama in 2005
Loretta Lynn as seen while performing in Birmingham, Alabama in 2005 (Scott Schram / Flickr / CC BY 2.0)

Loretta Lynn Facts

  1. She was named after actor Loretta Young.
  2. On January 11, 1978, she was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 1551 Vine Street in Hollywood, California.
  3. The 1980 biographical musical film Coal Miner’s Daughter was based on Loretta Lynn’s life and her character was portrayed by Sissy Spacek.
  4. 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.
  5. In 2013, she was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama.
  6. 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.”
  7. She supported Donald Trump in his presidential campaign in 2016.

Featured Image by Anna Hanks / Flickr / CC BY 2.0

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