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?
took over the bar in the hotel's basement practically every night, gathering musicians and singers to play the music of the area. 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
[Doolittle walks out of the door after an argument with Loretta
Doolittle; are you leavin'?
[come back in the house
Naw, Loretta; *I* ain't leavin'.
[Loretta walks up to her parents' house
Well, look whose back!
Doolittle's done throwed me out.
Maybe it ain't to late to stop you from ruinin' your life.
I believe married life is makin' you fat, girl.
Written by Willie Nelson
Performed by Beverly D'Angelo See more