Where Can You Learn About Loretta Lynn's Life in Kentucky?


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Loretta Lynn's life in Kentucky is described in her 1976 memoir, "Loretta Lynn: Coal Miner's Daughter." In 1980, her autobiography was made into a movie, "Coal Miner's Daughter," starring Sissy Spacek and Tommy Lee Jones, and is available on DVD. LorettaLynn.com, Gadling.com and Wikipedia.org provide biographical information about Loretta Lynn.

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Born on April 14, 1932, Loretta Webb is the second of eight children, and grew up poor in Butcher Hollow in Van Lear, Kentucky. At age 15, she married a 21-year-old war veteran, Oliver "Doolittle" Lynn. She and "Doo" remained married until his death in 1996, and together had six children and 21 grandchildren.

Loretta Lynn, country music singer and songwriter, is the most awarded woman in country music history as of November 2015. The four time Grammy winner is the first woman to be named "Entertainer of the Year" by the Country Music Association and the first female country music artist to be given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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