Loretta Lynn (née Webb; born April 14, 1932) is an American country music singer-songwriter with multiple gold albums over a career of almost 60 years. She has received numerous awards and other accolades for her groundbreaking role in country music, including awards from both the Country Music Association and Academy of Country Music as a duet partner and an individual artist. She is the most awarded female country recording artist and the only female ACM Artist of the Decade (1970s).
- Name: Loretta Webb Lynn
- Birth Date: April 14, 1932
- Occupations: Singer-songwriter | Author | Commercial Spokesperson | Actress
- Pace of Birth: Butcher Hollow, Kentucky
- Instruments: Vocals | Guitar
- Years Active: 1960–present
More About Loretta Lynn
Loretta was the second of eight children. She was named after the film star Loretta Young. Ted Webb never got to see his daughter become famous, as he died in 1959 of coalworker’s pneumoconiosis (commonly known as black lung or black lung disease) before Loretta’s first single, “I’m A Honky Tonk Girl”, was released.
Besides her famous siblings and children who perform, she is related to the country singer Patty Loveless (born Patricia Ramey) on her mother’s side. She is also related, on her mother’s side, to Venus Ramey, Miss America of 1944.
Lynn owns a ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee, billed as “the 7th Largest Attraction in Tennessee”, featuring a recording studio, museums, lodging, restaurants, western stores, and other attractions. She normally holds three holiday concerts annually at her ranch: Memorial Day Weekend, Fourth of July Weekend, and Labor Day Weekend.
Lynn’s ranch, where she and her husband raised their children, is open for tourists to visit. For over 30 years the ranch hosted Lynn’s Amateur Motocross National Championship, the world’s largest amateur motocross race, in addition to GNCC Racing events. The centerpiece of the ranch is her large plantation home; it also features a replica of her parents’ cabin in Butcher Hollow. She no longer lives in the plantation home.
During the 1970s Lynn purchased a home in Mexico and spent her time off from touring there with her twin daughters, Patsy and Peggy, and her husband.
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