Country legend Loretta Lynn, known for hits like “Fist City,” “The Coal Miner’s Daughter,” and “You’re Not Women Enough (Take My Man)” ( Loretta Lynn died Tuesday at the age of 90 on a ranch in Tennessee. The singer-songwriter was nominated for a Grammy Award – she won three and numerous in her six years Country Music Association and Academy of Country Music Awards – A ten-year career.
Lynn was indeed the daughter of a coal miner who grew up in Butcher Hollow, Kentucky, one of eight children, and was born in her only 18. (Lynn married her husband Oliver Vanetta “Doolittle” Lynn at 1948, with whom he raised six children; the two remained together until he was at 1996.) It wasn’t long before she became a regular on the Nashville country music scene, although local radio stations often refused to play her songs (especially “The Pill,” a 1975 Carol to Reproductive Freedom), Lynn went on to have a successful musical partnership with singer-songwriter Conway Twitty and recorded a tribute album for her friend Patsy Cline in which Ranked second on the Billboard charts.
in the 1980 movie the coal miner’s daughter – by Sissy Spacek as Lynn and Tommy Lee Jones as Doolittle – became box office hits and introduced the world to Lynn’s work and life story. 20 Years later, Lynn has found another new set of fans with the album Van Lear Rose) , she posted with Jack White of White Stripes in 2004.
To celebrate Lynn’s life, take a look back at the beloved country star over the decades .