Loretta Lynn

American country music singer-songwriter

Loretta Lynn (born April 14, 1932 known as The First Known Lady of Country Music) is 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 continues being one of the most successful vocalists of all time.

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 (age 88)
Butcher Hollow, Kentucky, United States
GenresCountry, honky-tonk, Gospel
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter, author
Years active1960-present
LabelsZero (1960)
Decca/MCA (1961–1989)
Columbia (1993)
Audium (2000)
Interscope (2004)
Associated actsErnest Tubb, Kitty Wells, Wilburn Brothers, Patsy Cline, Conway Twitty, Dolly Parton, Tammy Wynette, Jack White, Crystal Gayle, Peggy Sue

Personal lifeEdit

She is named after film star Loretta Young.[1] Lynn's sisters are Crystal Gayle and Peggy Sue, who are also country singers. She was married to Oliver Lynn (August 26, 1926-August 22, 1996).[2]


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

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