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.
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Loretta's father is shown in an open casket at his funeral. If we look closely he can be seen breathing. See more
[the Webb children all receive new shoes, Loretta also receives a dress
Hey, how come she gets somethin' extry?
Cause, your sister's become a young woman.
Aww, she ain't no woman, she ain't nothin' but a dadburn kid.
Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #22.220
Written by Mother Maybelle Carter
, Sara Carter and A.P. Carter
Performed by Sissy Spacek See more