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?
Joe Don Baker
, who bears a strong resemblance to the real Doolittle Lynn, was the producers' first choice to play him, but he was unable to accept the offer. See more
When Loretta and Patsy return to the parking lot after shopping, and after they drive off leaving Mooney behind, as he is walking through the lot you can see a 1965 Pontiac Tempest among the cars parked. Patsy died in 1963. 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.
Referenced in What a Year: 1980
Written by Don Gibson
Performed by Beverly D'Angelo See more