Loretta Lynn

Loretta Lynn
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by Loretta Lynn

Biography

Loretta Webb, 14 April 1935, Butcher Hollow, Kentucky, USA. Lynn is a coalminer’s daughter, being the second of the eight children of Ted and Clara Webb. She is one-quarter Cherokee and her name came from her mother’s fondness for movie star Loretta Young. She was raised in a small shack during the Depression and was attracted to country music as an 11-year-old, when the family acquired a radio and she heard the singing of Molly O’Day. Her autobiography tells of her makeshift... Read more

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country
female vocalists
classic country
singer-songwriter
americana
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