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
, Tommy Lee Jones
went to meet her husband with his hair dyed red to match Doolittle's youthful colour, but Mr. Lynn did not warm to him or help him out. "He was jealous of him," she said, noting that it wasn't until Doo had to teach Tommy Lee to drive a tractor that he began to thaw. Eventually, as Loretta put it, "Doo ended up falling in love with Tommy Lee." Doo also showed Jones how to get the most speed out of the old World War II jeep he drove in the film. See more
When Loretta learns of Patsy Cline's death, when she's hugging Mooney and says her line "Who am I going to talk to now?", her lips don't move. 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
Referenced in Janeane Garofalo
Written by Mother Maybelle Carter
, Sara Carter and A.P. Carter
Performed by Sissy Spacek See more