Loretta Lynn, singer
birth name: Loretta Webb

Loretta Lynn

April 14, 1935, Butcher Hollow, KY

In 1976 Lynn (with New York Times reporter George Vecsey) wrote her autobiography, Coal Miner's Daughter, and it became one of the 10 biggest-selling books of that year. In 1980 a movie based on Lynn's autobiography and starring Sissy Spacek came out, to much acclaim. (Spacek, who sang Lynn's songs in the film, won the Best Actress Oscar for her performance.) […] Although Lynn's recording career slowed to a halt in the late '80s (1988's Who Was That Stranger would be her last solo album for a dozen years), she remained one of country music's most popular and well-loved stars. ~ Rolling Stone: Loretta Lynn ~ retrieved August 4, 2014 © Rolling Stone

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April 14, 1979 ~ Billboard Hot 100 ~ #3 (7) Amii Stewart, Knock On Wood ~ #2 (1) Gloria Gaynor, I Will Survive ~ #1 (2) The Doobie Brothers, What A Fool Believes


Actress Sissy Spacek virtually became Lynn on the silver screen. “I loved being her, I had a sense of humor, I was funny,” says Spacek. ~ CBS News: Loretta Lynn Tells All ~ retrieved February 14, 2014 © CBS News

Loretta Lynn ~ Inducted in the Songwriters Hall Of Fame in 2008.

Loretta Lynn ~ Coal Miner's Daughter (Lynn) ~ Named one of the Time 100 All-TIME Greatest Songs in 2011 ~ Few of Lynn's songs carried as much drama, deprivation and heartache as her own rags-to-riches saga. ~ 2011 © TIME

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