Loretta Lynn

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Loretta Lynn
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Background information
Birth nameLoretta Webb
Also known asThe First Known Lady of Country Music
Born(1932-04-14)April 14, 1932
Butcher Hollow, Kentucky, United States
DiedOctober 4, 2022(2022-10-04) (aged 90)
Hurricane Mills, Tennessee, United States
GenresCountry, honky-tonk, Gospel
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter, author
Years active1960–2022
LabelsZero (1960)
Decca/MCA (1961–1989)
Columbia (1993)
Audium (2000)
Interscope (2004)
Oliver Lynn
(m. 1926; died 1996)

Loretta Lynn (née Webb; April 14, 1932 – October 4, 2022) was an American country music singer and songwriter born in Kentucky. She became a part of the country music scene in Nashville during the 1960s; in 1967 she charted her first of 16 number 1 songs overall. Certain country music radio stations would not play her songs, however, due to subject matter. Despite that, she had become the "First Known Lady of Country Music" and was one of the most successful vocalists of all time.

Personal life[change | change source]

Lynn was named after movie star Loretta Young.[1] Lynn's sisters are Crystal Gayle and Peggy Sue, who are also country singers. She was married to Oliver Lynn from August 26, 1926 until he died on August 22, 1996.[2]

Discography[change | change source]

Studio albums

References[change | change source]

  1. "Loretta Lynn". The Kennedy Center. Retrieved November 18, 2012.
  2. Find-a-Grave profile

Other websites[change | change source]