10 Facts about Loretta Lynn

Post On: March 11, 2017
By: Agustina

Facts about Loretta Lynn narrate the personal and professional life of the notable American country singer. Her career spans more than 60 years. She was born on 14 April 1932. She has earned various gold albums and awards. The notable ones were from the Academy of Country Music and Country Music Association. Her father worked as a coal miner. He was Melvin Theodore Webb. Her mother is Clara Marie. There were eight kids in the family and Lynn was the second child.

Facts about Loretta Lynn 1: the siblings of Lynn

The siblings of Lynn include Crystal Gayle, Herman Webb, Melvin Webb, Jay Lee, Donald Ray Webb, Peggy Sue Wright and Betty Ruth Webb.

Loretta Lynn Facts

Loretta Lynn Facts

Facts about Loretta Lynn 2: the death of her father

Her father passed away because of lung disease. He was 52 years old. He died in Wabash, Indiana.

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Facts about Loretta Lynn 3: marriage

Loretta married Oliver Lynn at the age of 15 in January 1948.  The inspiration of the music that Loretta wrote was from her marriage to Oliver.

Facts about Loretta Lynn 4: a self-taught

Loretta was a self-taught singer-songwriter. She learned how to play a harmony guitar that her husband bought for her at the price of $17 in 1953.

Loretta Lynn

Loretta Lynn

Facts about Loretta Lynn 5: the guitar playing

She was capable of developing the guitar playing for the next three years. Then she created Loretta and the Trailblazers, her own band. The lead guitar was Jay Lee, her brother.

Facts about Loretta Lynn 6: the early performance

The early performance of Loretta was seen at the Delta Grange Hall in Custer and Bill’s Tavern in Blaine.

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Facts about Loretta Lynn 7: the hits of Lynn

“Coal Miner’s Daughter”, “You Ain’t Woman Enough”,”Don’t Come Home A’ Drinkin’ (With Lovin’ on Your Mind)”, and “Fist City” are some hits of Loretta in her early career as a singer.

Facts about Loretta Lynn 8: the themes of her songs

The later songs of Loretta were focused on the issues about the persistent mistresses and philandering husbands. “The Pill” was a song about birth control.  “Dear Uncle Sam” is a song of being widow due to the Vietnam War. “One’s on the Way” is focused on the repetition of having childbirth.

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Facts about Loretta Lynn 9: banning her songs

Nine of Loretta songs were banned by the country music radio station. However, she is still one of the notable country music artists.

Facts about Loretta Lynn

Facts about Loretta Lynn

Facts about Loretta Lynn 10: Coal Miner’s Daughter

Coal Miner’s Daughter is the title of Loretta’s autobiography released in 1976. In 1980, it was adapted into an Academy Award winning movie. The stars in movie were Tommy Lee Jones and Sissy Spacek.

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