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. At eighteen, the mother of four children and busy housewife still finds time to write and sing songs at small fairs and local honky-tonks. This gift sets Loretta Lynn on the gruelling, tumultuous path to superstardom and 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?
Loretta Lynn is the only main character in this film who does not use profanity. See more
The boom mic is visible when teenager Loretta is talking to her mother in the living room. See more
[after hearing of Patsy's death
She can't be dead, Doo! We're goin' shopping! Who am I gonna talk to now?
Referenced in Sweet Liberty
I'm a Honky Tonk Girl
Written by Loretta Lynn
Performed by Sissy Spacek See more