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
Shannon Patrick Sullivan <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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 set used for Loretta Lynn
's parent's home was reassembled at Hurricane Mills, Loretta Lynn's current home, and is on the Hurricane Mills ranch tour. See more
During the early Loretta Lynn Grand Ole Opry appearances, drums are readily seen and heard. Full drum kits were not allowed at the Opry until 1974 while these scenes in real life happened in the early-'60s, Lynn's first appearance being in 1962. The only exception to the no-drum-kit rule at the Opry prior to 1974 was for Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys in 1944. See more
[after watching Doolittle drive his Jeep up the side of a hill to win a bet
Damn! That son of a gun Doolittle don't know the meanin' of the word quit.
He sure went to a lot of trouble to get on top of a pile of nothin'.
There He Goes
Written by Durwood Haddock, Eddie Miller
and W.S. Stevenson
Performed by Sissy Spacek See more