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?
Joe Don Baker
, who bears a strong resemblance to the real Doolittle Lynn, was the producers' first choice to play him, but he was unable to accept the offer. See more
The modern "Ludwig" logo on her drummer's bass drum did not appear until many years later. Levon Helm
, who played Loretta's father, might have noticed this, since he was the drummer for The Band, a successful rock group of the '60's and 70's, but he was not on set during the filming of Loretta's successful country music singing career 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.
There He Goes
Written by Durwood Haddock, Eddie Miller
and W.S. Stevenson
Performed by Sissy Spacek See more