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
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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?
Joe Don Baker
, who bears a strong resemblance to the real Doolittle Lynn, was the producers' first choice to play him, but he was unable to accept the offer. See more
Loretta's father is shown in an open casket at his funeral. If we look closely he can be seen breathing. See more
[after her father weighs her
A-hundred-n-seventeen? This baby's gonna be a big 'un daddy.
Referenced in What a Year: 1980
Back in Baby's Arms
Written by Bob Montgomery
Performed by Beverly D'Angelo See more