When Was Country Singer Loretta Lynn Born?


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Country singer Loretta Lynn was born Loretta Webb on April 14, 1932, in Butcher Hollow, Kentucky, a poor Appalachian community. In 1948, when she was 15 years old, she married Oliver "Mooney" Lynn. Encouraged by her husband to pursue her music, she got her first recording contract in 1959.

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When Was Country Singer Loretta Lynn Born?
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The Lynns moved to Nashville, Tennessee, in 1960, and Loretta's career continued to grow. She was named the Country Music Association's Female Vocalist of the Year in 1967. Her number one hit "Coal Miner's Daughter" later became the title of her first autobiography, which was made into a movie starring Sissy Spacek. In the 1990s, Lynn took time off to care for her husband, who died in 1996. She revived her career with the hit album "Van Lear Rose" in 2004 and received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2010 Grammy Awards.

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