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?
Sissy Spacek beat Meryl Streep for the role of Loretta Lynn. Spacek was considered for for the role of the Witch in Into the Woods, and Violet Weston in August: Osage County, both roles played by Streep. See more
When Loretta comes home from her tour, her husband reveals a car their son Jack Benny had wrecked. It is a 1971 or 1972 Ford. The time is actually about 1969. The song "Coal Miner's Daughter" was released in 1970. See more
[after discovering Mooney with a young woman
I'm warning you Doolittle, I'd better never catch you with trash like that again!
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