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?
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 Doo stops at a pawn shop to look for an anniversary present, there is a Yamaha guitar hanging on display. Yamaha guitars were not manufactured nor available in the US during this time period. See more
[in a radio interview
Shoot, we've been driving so much, I don't know where I am half the time. But it's fun. We sing, and talk, and Doo - that's my husband - he'll get to acting horny.
And the more I laugh, the hornier he gets, and then he'll say, "Loretta, spread me up another one of them baloney sandwiches!"
Radio station manager
I don't know where in the hell you think you are, lady, but that kind of smut don't go in this part of the country!
I didn't know it was dirty! I thought "horny" ...
Referenced in Man on the Moon
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