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?
According to Loretta Lynn
, her husband Doolittle wanted nothing to do with Tommy Lee Jones
, who was playing him, until shortly before shooting began in Butcher Holler. Jones rented a Jeep, got drunk on moonshine and went tearing through the town in the vehicle, only to get arrested for drunk driving, beat up for resisting arrest and jailed. Doolittle liked him immediately after that. See more
When Loretta comes home from her tour, her husband reveals a car their son Jack Benny had wrecked. It is a 1971 or 1972 Ford. The time is actually about 1969. The song "Coal Miner's Daughter" was released in 1970. 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.
Referenced in Janeane Garofalo
Written by Willie Nelson
Performed by 'Beverly d'Angelo' See more