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 <email@example.com>
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?
Joe Don Baker
, who bears a strong resemblance to the real Doolittle Lynn, was the producers' first choice to play him, but he was unable to accept the offer. See more
When "Doo" is taking Loretta's picture in their home he is using a pot lid to reflect light from a floor lamp. On several occasions both the camera and crew are visible in the reflection of the pot lid. See more
[the morning after the wedding night
This food's cold.
That's 'cause it froze on the way over here from the damn restaurant. You want a hot breakfast, you got to come with me.
You think I'm going over there with you and all them folks knowin' what we been doin' in here?
Hell's Bells, Loretta. You think this is somethin' the rest of the world ain't caught onto yet? They don't give a damn.
Back in Baby's Arms
Written by Bob Montgomery
Performed by Beverly D'Angelo See more