At only thirteen years of age, Loretta Webb marries Doolittle Lynn and is soon responsible for a sizeable family. Loretta appears destined to a life of homemaking, but Doolittle recognises his wife's musical talent, and buys her a guitar as an anniversary present one year. This gift sets Loretta Lynn on the gruelling, tumultuous path to country music greatness. Written by
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She was married at 13. She had four kids by the time she was 20. She's been hungry and poor. She's been loved and cheated on. She became a singer because it was the only thing she could do. She became a star because it was the only way she could do it.
Did You Know?
According to Loretta Lynn
, her husband Doolittle wanted nothing to do with Tommy Lee Jones
, who was playing him, until shortly before shooting began in Butcher Holler. Jones rented a Jeep, got drunk on moonshine and went tearing through the town in the vehicle, only to get arrested for drunk driving, beat up for resisting arrest and jailed. Doolittle liked him immediately after that. See more
Loretta tells Patsy she's pregnant. However, Patsy died on March 5, 1963, and Loretta had her twins on August 6, 1964, more than nine months later. See more
Mr. Webb, me and Loretta are fixin' to get married, if it's alright with you.
Go ask Clary.
[Doolittle walks through the house to the kitchen
Mrs. Webb, me and Loretta is thinkin' about gettin' married tomorrow.
Go ask Ted.
[Doolittle walks back onto the porch, then back into the house
Doolittle, what are you doin'?
Ted says go ask Clary; Clary says go ask Ted; I don't know.
Wait 'til they go to bed; then you can catch them together. 'Less they'll keep you runnin' back and forth all night long.
Written by Willie Nelson
Performed by 'Beverly d'Angelo' See more