Loretta Lynn

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Loretta Webb was born on April 14, 1935, in Butcher Hollow, Johnson County, Kentucky. As a child she sang at church, but after marrying and moving to Custer, Washington she won a talent competition in Tacoma and was discovered by Buck Owens, who introduced her on his television show.

Her first county hit in 1960 was “I’m a Honky Tonk Girl,” eight top ten hits later in 1966 Loretta topped the chart with her first #1 song, “Don’t Come Home A Drinkin”, Fifteen # 1 Hits would follow including “Fist City,” “Women of The World,” “Coal Miner’s Daughter,” “One’s On The Way,” “Rated X,” “Love is the Foundation,” “Trouble in Paradise,” “Somebody Somewhere,” “She’s Got You” and “Out of My Head and Back in My Bed.”

Teaming up, Loretta and Conway Twitty topped the charts with, “After the Fire is Gone,” “Lead Me On,” “Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man” and “As Soon as I Hang Up the Phone.” Loretta’s dozens of top five hits included, “Wine Woman and Song,” “You Ain’t Woman Enough,” “You’ve Just Stepped In”, “Your Squaw Is On The Warpath,” “To Make A Man”, “I Wanna Be Free”, “They Don’t Make Em Like My Daddy” and “When the Tingle Becomes a Chill”.

Loretta Lynn’s autobiography “Coal Miner’s Daughter” was made into a film that won Sissy Spacek an Oscar. Loretta was named Artist of the 70’s by the Academy of Country Music, was honored at the Kennedy Center in 2003 and Entertainer Of The Year by the Country Music Association. Loretta Lynn has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1988 and the Hit Parade Hall of Fame in 2008.