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Loretta Lynn

Loretta Lynn (born April 14, 1935) is an American country singer.

She was born in Butcher Holler[?], Kentucky and was married at 13 to "Mooney" Lynn and had four children by the time she was 17. She has released 70 albums and had 17 number 1 albums and 27 number 1 singles. Her first single was Honky Tonk Girl which reached number 14 on the Billboard singles chart. She has made several albums with Conway Twitty[?].

Loretta was named "Artist of the Decade" for the 1970s by the Academy of Country Music.

Loretta Lynn has also written two autobiographies, Coal Miner's Daughter and Still Woman Enough[?]. The first was also made into a film starring Sissy Spacek as Loretta.


For a complete listing of the albums and singles see Loretta's Home page (http://www.lorettalynn.com)]

Further Reading

  • In The Country of Country: A Journey to the Roots of American Music, Nicholas Dawidoff, Vintage Books, 1998. ISBN 0-375-70082-x

  • Are You Ready for the Country: Elvis, Dylan, Parsons and the Roots of Country Rock, Peter Dogget, Penguin Books, 2001. ISBN 0-140-26108-7

  • Dreaming Out Loud: Garth Brooks, Wynona Judd, Wade Hayes and the changing face of Nashville, Bruce Feiler, Avon Books, 1998. ISBN 0-380-97578-5

Other links

Academy of Country Music
List of country musicians

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