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?
The production was based in Wise, Virginia, about seventy miles south of the real Butcher Holler. Cast and crew stayed in a historic hotel called the Wise Inn. See more
Loretta Lynn is being introduced in a scene as having 21 Number 1 records. Yet, Lynn only had 16 No. 1 records, according to her biography. See more
I done wrote me a song, Betty Sue. Your mama dadgome songwriter now.
Betty Sue Lynn
That's a nice song, mama.
Thank you, baby.
Written by Willie Nelson
Performed by Beverly D'Angelo See more