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.
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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 first recording session, the heads on the drum set are clear Remo Pinstripe. They were not available until 1973. See more
[Doo comes stumbling in drunk
Happy anniversary, darlin'!
Yeah, it looks like you had a happy one. Y'know, Doo, most couples spend their anniversary together.
[notices the guitar
Oh, that's your anniversary present, baby. Happy anniversary.
My anniversary present! Doo, sometimes I think you got a washer missin' in your brain. I can't play that thing!
Referenced in American Dreamz
"Walking After Midnight"
Performed by Sissy Spacek See more