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?
is said to have fainted when she saw Levon Helm
in full makeup and wardrobe because of his amazing resemblance to her real father. See more
When Loretta learns of Patsy Cline's death, when she's hugging Mooney and says her line "Who am I going to talk to now?", her lips don't move. See more
I just can't believe I'm sittin' here talkin' to Patsy Cline.
You act like you ain't never seen a glamorous country music singer before.
You Ain't Woman Enough (To Take My Man)
Written by Loretta Lynn
Performed by Sissy Spacek See more