Loretta Lynn Poster


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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 14 April 1932Butcher Hollow, Kentucky, USA
Birth NameLoretta Webb
Nicknames The First Lady of Country Music
Country Music's First Girl Singer
Height 5' 2" (1.57 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Loretta Lynn was born on April 14, 1932 in Butcher Hollow, Kentucky, USA as Loretta Webb. She was previously married to Oliver "Mooney" Lynn Jr.

Spouse (1)

Oliver "Mooney" Lynn Jr. (10 January 1948 - 22 August 1996) (his death) (6 children)

Trivia (22)

Mother of actresses Patsy Lynn and Peggy Lynn.
Was named after screen legend Loretta Young.
One of 5 recipients of the 2003 Kennedy Center Honors; other recipients were James Brown, Carol Burnett, Mike Nichols and Itzhak Perlman.
Ranked #65 on VH1's Greatest Women of Rock N Roll
Married Oliver Lynn at age 15. Four of their six children were born by the time Loretta was age 19. She became a first-time grandmother at age 29.
Related to singer Patty Loveless.
Older sister of Crystal Gayle.
Supported George W. Bush during the 2000 presidential election.
Son, Jack, drowned in 1984.
Loretta's husband was born Oliver Lynn but went by the nicknames Doolittle or Doo, and Mooney because he used to run moonshine in Kentucky.
Inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1982 and the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1988.
She was the first country star to appear on the cover of Newsweek Magazine in 1973.
Was the first woman to win the Country Music Association's Entertainer of the Year trophy in 1972.
Has Native American Cherokee ancestry.
Biography/bibliography in: "Contemporary Authors". New Revision Series, Volume 155, pages 284-289. Farmington Hills, Michigan, 2007.
Holds the Amateur National Motocross Championships every year on her ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee. They are appropriately called "Loretta Lynn's MX Championships".
She was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 1515 Vine Street in Hollywood, California.
Awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2013 by President Barack Obama.
Oldest daughter, Betty Sue Lynn, died from emphysema on July 29, 2013.
Just released a CD with indie-rocker Jack White, of the band, The White Stripes. Critics have cited it as her best work to date. [May 2004]
From 1977 to 1989, she was the popular spokesperson for Crisco Products from Procter and Gamble.
She and her younger sister Crystal Gayle are the only siblings to each make guest appearances in The Muppet Show (1976).

Personal Quotes (4)

When I was 14 I lived like a 35-year-old, and when I was 35 I lived like a 14-year-old.
Lyric: 'If you're looking me/ You're looking at country.'
I didn't know I was talented. Everybody in Butcher Hollow sang, it seemed like.
[on starting out in her career] We would drive to a radio station and I would go in with my record. Some of them would say they couldn't play it, or they wouldn't play it, and some of them played it while I was there. I just sat there until they played it. I imagine they thought to themselves, 'This girl is going to stay here all night if we don't play her record'.

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