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 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 Doolittle is taking Loretta's photo to send to radio stations, her dress isn't completely on her, yet the photo being sent to the radio stations shows her dress completely on her. See more
Get in and I'll drive you home.
I ain't gettin' in that thing. It looks like somethin' for Mars.
Girl, what the hell do you know about Mars? I'll bet you ain't never been outside the mouth of this holler.
I know I ain't gettin' in that thing. If you like it so much; you can walk me home.
Oh, Loretta; them pies ain't the only thing salty about you. Wait a minute; I'm comin'.
Referenced in American Dreamz
Walking After Midnight
Written by Alan Block
and Don Hecht
Performed by Sissy Spacek See more