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. At eighteen, the mother of four children and busy housewife still finds time to write and sing songs at small fairs and local honky-tonks. This gift sets Loretta Lynn on the gruelling, tumultuous path to superstardom and 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
At the start of the movie one of the coal miners uses the phrase "in a new york minute". That phase wasn't used till at least 1954. See more
[the Webb children all receive new shoes, Loretta also receives a dress
Hey, how come she gets somethin' extry?
Cause, your sister's become a young woman.
Aww, she ain't no woman, she ain't nothin' but a dadburn kid.
I'm a Honky Tonk Girl
Written by Loretta Lynn
Performed by Sissy Spacek See more