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?
The first part of the film was shot fairly close to where the story actually took place, in the mountains at the convergence of Kentucky, West Virginia, and Virginia. See more
When Patsy brings out a box of her old maternity clothes to share with Loretta, a tag can be seen on the sleeve of a blouse. (Most likely the garment was purchased at a thrift store and the tag hadn't been removed for the film shoot.) See more
[as Loretta is putting the babies to bed
Baby, I was just thinking... we got an anniversary coming up and I was wondering what kind of anniversary present you wanted.
Hmm... well, I ain't got no wedding ring yet.
Wedding ring! Bullshit!
Loretta & Mooney's child
Ah ha ha ha!
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It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels
Written by J.D. Miller
(aka as Joseph D. 'Jay' Miller)
Sung by Kitty Wells
Courtesy of MCA Records, Inc. See more