Loretta Lynn

Loretta Lynn ( born April 14, 1932 as Loretta Webb in Butcher Hollow, (Johnson County, Kentucky) ) is one of America's most successful country singers and songwriters of the 1960s and 1970s.

  • 2.1 Singles 2.1.1 collaborations


Private life

Loretta Lynn was born in 1932 in one village " Van Lear" associated settlement in the Appalachian Mountains, the daughter of miner Ted Webb and his wife Clara. On 10 January 1948 she married at the age of 15 years ends 21 -year-old Oliver Vanetta Lynn Jr., " Mooney " or " Doolittle ", ( born August 27, 1926 in Butcher Hollow, † August 22 1996 in Hurricane Mills, ( Tennessee)).

In an effort to escape the zwangläufigen work in the coal mines, the couple first moved to Custer, Washington. The Lynns had six children.

  • Betty Sue, * August 3, 1948
  • Clara Marie ( Cissy ), March 4, 1951
  • Jack Benny, born June 4, 1954 - † July 30, 1984
  • Ernest Ray, * April 12, 1959
  • Peggy Jean Patsy Eileen, * June 3, 1964

Clara Marie ( Cissy ) is a successful country singer, also the twins Peggy and Patsy Jean Eileen that occur under the name of The Lynns. Patsy Eileen was named after Loretta's girlfriend Patsy Cline, who died in a plane crash. Also Lynn's younger sister Crystal Gayle is a well known country singer, and the two are cousins ​​of country singer Patty Loveless.


1961 Loretta Lynn started her singing career; In 1962 she had her first appearance on the Grand Ole Opry. Lynn published 70 albums ( 17 of which reached No. 1 on the charts) and had 27 No. 1 hit singles. She wrote more than 160 songs. Their first single " Honky Tonk Girl" reached # 14 on the Billboard singles chart. My first number 1 song was Do not Come Home a Drinkin ' (With Lovin ' on Your Mind ). 1971 began a successful collaboration with Conway Twitty. 1972 Lynn was the first woman to CMA Entertainer of the Year Award. The Academy of Country Music has named Lynn in the 1970's "Artist of the Decade".

Loretta Lynn has written two autobiographies: "Coal Miner's Daughter " and " Still Woman Enough". The former was made ​​into a film in 1980 starring Sissy Spacek, who won the Oscar for Best Actress. In Germany, the film was titled Coal Miner's Daughter.

A surprising comeback had Lynn in 2004 with the album Van Lear Rose ( Interscope / Universal Music), which was created in collaboration with Jack White of the White Stripes.

2007 saw Lynn along with other country stars the album Anchored in Love in honor of June Carter Cash out on which she sings the song Wildwood Flower. In the same year she recorded the song Will You Visit Me on Sunday with Marty Stuart.

Your fiftieth anniversary on stage in 2010 took different artists an opportunity for Tribute -to albums. Coal Miner's Daughter: A Tribute to Loretta Lynn Lynn interpretations contained other country acts such as Miranda Lambert, Gretchen Wilson, Steve Earle, Martina McBride, Lee Ann Womack and Lucinda Williams. Another Tribute -Of- release was the album Butcher Holler - A Tribute to Loretta Lynn by Eilen Jewell, containing a mixture of known and less known Loretta Lynn pieces.


Loretta Lynn's discography includes 54 studio albums, 15 compilation albums, 88 singles and seven music videos.