Loretta Webb Lynn

Loretta Lynn was born in 1935 in Butcher Hollow, Kentucky.

She is a coal miner’s daughter and the second of eight children. She married at 13 and had four children by 17. She had a total of six children and was a grandmother at 29. With her husband Mooney”s help she began a recording career and reached the charts in 1960.

She became a member of the Grand Ole Opry and was the first woman in country music to become a millionaire, and to win the Country Music Association’s Entertainer of the Year Award. She is sometimes known as the First Lady of Country Music. She was the subject of the 1980 film “Coal Miner’s Daughter” which won an Oscar for Sissy Spacek. She has had 16 number one singles and 15 number one albums as well as 60 other hits.

In 1996 she received Country Music’s Legend Award and her husband Mooney died. She has since returned to song writing and continues to perform and record.