Loretta Lynn

Loretta Lynn

Country singer and songwriter Loretta Lynn grew up in the remote, poverty-stricken town of Butcher Hollow, Kentucky. She was married at age 13, became a mother at 14 and a grandmother at 29. Subsequently she made more than 50 records scoring her first hit in 1962 with “Success” (#6 C&W). Since then she has had 16 #1 C&W hits, including the standards, “Don’t Come Home a’ Drinkin’ (With Lovin’ on Your Mind)” (1966), “Fist City” (1968), “Woman of the World (Leave My World Alone)” (1969), and the autobiographical “Coal Miner’s Daughter” (1970).

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