About Loretta Lynn
Legendary country singer-songwriter Loretta Lynn earned a hit with her debut single, 1960’s “I’m a Honky Tonk Girl,” by driving around the country and asking DJs to spin the tune.
∙ The 1966 smash “Don’t Come Home a-Drinkin’ (With Lovin’ On Your Mind)” made her the first female songwriter to hit No. 1 on the country charts and the first woman to earn a country Gold record.
∙ Her signature song, 1969’s “Coal Miner’s Daughter”—also the title of her best-selling memoir and Oscar-winning biopic—was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999.
∙ Despite being one of her many taboo-breaking songs that was banned on country radio, “Fist City”—a warning call for women to steer clear of her husband—hit No. 1 in 1968.
∙ Beginning in 1971, she and Conway Twitty recorded a series of chart-topping duets that earned them the Country Music Association’s Vocal Duo of the Year award four times in a row.
∙ Thanks to a relentless string of Top 10 hits, in 1972 she became the first-ever woman to earn Entertainer of the Year honors from the Country Music Association.
∙ Jack White produced and performed on her 2004 comeback album, Van Lear Rose, infusing her timeless sound with a modern rock aesthetic that earned the duo a pair of Grammy Awards.
∙ Her dozens of accolades include a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, Kennedy Center Honors, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and her induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame.
HOMETOWNButcher Hollow, KY
BORNApril 14, 1932