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.
Did You Know?
The set used for Loretta Lynn
's parent's home was reassembled at Hurricane Mills, Loretta Lynn's current home, and is on the Hurricane Mills ranch tour. 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
[Doolittle has just tasted Loretta's cooking for the first time
Make many pies, Loretta?
Naw, this is the first one.
How much salt that recipe call for?
Shoot, you don't put salt in a pie! You put in flour and eggs and sugar and... oh no.
Makes sense though; salt and sugar are both white.
Referenced in Designing Women: Julia's Son
Written by Mother Maybelle Carter
, Sara Carter and A.P. Carter
Performed by Sissy Spacek See more