Loretta Lynn Biography
A native of Butcher Hollow, Kentucky, United States, Loretta Lynn was a famous American singer-songwriter. Lynn released numerous gold albums in a career that transited six decades in country music.
However, she had hits such as “You Ain’t Woman Enough”, “Don’t Come Home A-Drinkin”, “One’s on the Way”, “Fist City”, and “Coal Miner’s Daughter”.
Loretta Lynn Age
Lynn was 90 years old as of 2022. She was born on 14 April 1932, in Butcher Hollow, Kentucky, United States. She died on 4 October 2022, in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee, United States.
Loretta Lynn Height
Lynn stood at a height of 5 feet and 2 inches (1.6 m) tall and weighed 59 kg(130 pounds).
Loretta Lynn Education
Lynn attended public schools in Van Lear, KY.
Loretta Lynn Family
Lynn was born and raised in Butcher Hollow, Kentucky, the United States by her loving and caring parents. She was the eldest daughter and second child born to Clara Marie “Clary” (née Ramey; May 5, 1912 – November 24, 1981) and Melvin Theodore “Ted” Webb (June 6, 1906 – February 22, 1959).
She was one of eight siblings; Crystal Gayle, Peggy Sue, Herman Webb, Jay Lee Webb, Betty Ruth Webb, Melvin Webb Jr., and Donald Webb.
Loretta Lynn Husband
Lynn was married to Oliver Vanetta “Doolittle” Lynn (1926–1996) for almost 50 years until her husband died at age 69. In her 2002 autobiography, Still Woman Enough, and in an interview with CBS News the same year, she narrated how her husband fooled her regularly and once left her while she was giving birth. They fought often, but she said that “he never hit me one time that I didn’t hit him back twice.” Loretta has said that her marriage was “one of the hardest love stories”. In one of her autobiographies, she recalled:
I married Doo when I wasn’t but a child, and he was my life from that day on. But as important as my youth and upbringing were, there’s something else that made me stick to Doo. He thought I was something special, more special than anyone else in the world, and never let me forget it.
That belief would be hard to shove out the door. Doo was my security, my safety net. And just remember, I’m explainin’, not excusin’… Doo was a good man and a hard worker. But he was an alcoholic, and it affected our marriage all the way through.
Loretta and Oliver Lynn had six kids together; Betty Sue, Jack Benny, Clara Marie “Cissie”, Ernest Ray “Ernie”, and twins Peggy Jean and Patsy Eileen. Jack Benny died aged 34 in 1984, and Betty Sue died aged 64 in 2013.
Loretta Lynn Net Worth
Lynn has an estimated net worth of $65 Million
Loretta Lynn Politics
At the height of her favor, some of Lynn’s songs were banned from radio airplay, including “Wings Upon Your Horns”, about the loss of teenage virginity; “Rated “X””, about the double standards divorced women face; and “The Pill”, with lyrics by T. D. Bayless, concerning a wife and mother becoming freed by the birth-control pill. Her song “Dear Uncle Sam”, released in 1966, during the Vietnam War, depicts a wife’s anguish at the loss of a husband to war.
Although she was candid regarding her views on contentious political and social subjects, she declared, “I don’t like to talk about things where you’re going to get one side or the other unhappy. My music has no politics.”In her autobiography, Lynn said her father was a Republican and her mother a Democrat.
In 1971, she performed at the White House, at the invitation of President Richard Nixon. She returned there to perform during the administrations of Ronald Reagan, Jimmy Carter, George H. W. Bush, and George W. Bush. In 2002’s Still Woman Enough, she discussed her longtime friendship and support for Jimmy Carter. During the same time period, she made her only documented political donation, $4,300, to Republican candidates and Republican-aligned PACs.
In 2016, She communicated support for Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, stumping for him at the end of each of her shows. She stated, “I just think he’s the only one who’s going to turn this country around.”
Loretta Lynn Ranch
Lynn owned a ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee, known as Loretta Lynn’s Ranch. Billed as “the Seventh Largest Attraction in Tennessee”, it features restaurants, lodging, a recording studio, museums, and western stores. Traditionally, three-holiday shows are hosted yearly at the ranch, Labor Day WeekendFourth of July Weekend, and Memorial Day Weekend.
Since 1982, the ranch has hosted Loretta Lynn’s Amateur Championship motocross race, the largest amateur motocross race of its kind. The ranch also hosts GNCC Racing events. The centerpiece of the ranch is its large plantation home where Lynn once lived with her husband and kids.
She hasn’t lived in the antebellum mansion in more than 30 years. She regularly greeted fans who were touring the house. A replica of the cabin in which Lynn grew up in Butcher Hollow is one of its main features.
Loretta Lynn Health
Lynn suffered from diverse health problems, including pneumonia on considerable events, and a broken arm after a fall at home. In 2010, she missed a tribute to her from other women of country music due to experiencing knee surgery.
In May 2017, she had a stroke at her home in Hurricane Mills. She was taken to a Nashville hospital and as a result, had to cancel all of her upcoming tour dates. The release of her album Wouldn’t It Be Great was delayed until 2018. On January 1, 2018, she fell and broke her hip.
Loretta Lynn Death
Lynn died when she was 90. Lynn’s family said in a statement to CNN that she died Tuesday at her home in Tennessee. “Our precious mom, Loretta Lynn, passed away peacefully this morning, October 4th, in her sleep at home in her beloved ranch in Hurricane Mills,” the statement read.