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?
The production was based in Wise, Virginia, about 70 miles south of the real Butcher Hollow. Cast and crew stayed in a historic hotel called the Wise Inn. See more
Early on in the film, railroad cars (coal hoppers) are shown. They have Southern Railway markings. In reality the Southern Railway did not operate in eastern KY at that time. They should have had Chesapeake & Ohio markings. See more
[Doolittle has just tasted Loretta's cooking for the first time
Make many pies, Loretta?
Naw, this is the first one.
How much salt that recipe call for?
Shoot, you don't put salt in a pie! You put in flour and eggs and sugar and... oh no.
Makes sense though; salt and sugar are both white.
It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels
Written by J.D. Miller
(aka as Joseph D. 'Jay' Miller)
Sung by Kitty Wells
Courtesy of MCA Records, Inc. See more