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?
Levon Helm can be heard singing his own character's funeral hymn. during Ted Webb's funeral scene, the song is sung prominently in the background, led by Helm himself. See more
When Patsy brings out a box of her old maternity clothes to share with Loretta, a tag can be seen on the sleeve of a blouse. (Most likely the garment was purchased at a thrift store and the tag hadn't been removed for the film shoot.) See more
I just can't believe I'm sittin' here talkin' to Patsy Cline.
You act like you ain't never seen a glamorous country music singer before.
You Ain't Woman Enough (To Take My Man)
Performed by Sissy Spacek See more