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?
In preparation for her role as Loretta Lynn
, Sissy Spacek
accompanied the singer on one of her tours in order to study her on/offstage mannerisms. See more
Early on in the film, railroad cars (coal hoppers) are shown. They have Southern Railway markings. In reality the Southern Railway did not operate in eastern KY at that time. They should have had Chesapeake & Ohio markings. 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!
Blue Moon of Kentucky
Written by Bill Monroe
Performed by Levon Helm
Courtesy of MCA Records, Inc. See more