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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The boom mic is visible when teenager Loretta is talking to her mother in the living room. See more
[performing for her children, but her sons are wrestling
You boys quit fightin' and listen to me sing!
Referenced in Cannonball Fever
Walking After Midnight
Written by Alan Block
and Don Hecht
Performed by Sissy Spacek See more