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?
In preparation for her role as Loretta Lynn
, Sissy Spacek
accompanied the singer on one of her tours in order to study her on/offstage mannerisms. See more
Loretta's father is shown in an open casket at his funeral. If we look closely he can be seen breathing. See more
[after her father weighs her
A-hundred-n-seventeen? This baby's gonna be a big 'un daddy.
You're Lookin' at Country
Written by Loretta Lynn
Performed by Sissy Spacek See more