Loretta Lynn, the trailblazing country singer whose song “Coal Miner’s Daughter” became not just a hit but also an award-winning film, has died.
Loretta’s agent stated that the legendary singer died on Tuesday morning at her Tennessee property from natural causes. When she died, she was accompanied by family.
Loretta had a stroke in 2017 and shattered her hip the following year. Loretta had to cease travelling after 57 years due to a stroke.
Loretta is a great icon… nominated for 18 Grammys and winning three. She has 21 number one songs and 11 number one albums to her credit.
“You Ain’t Woman Enough (To Take My Man),” “You Ain’t Woman Enough (To Take My Man),” and “You Ain’t Woman Enough (To Take My Man)” were among her “Don’t Come Home a Drinkin’,” “One’s on the Way,” and “Fist City” are among the songs.
The film “Coal Miner’s Daughter,” which follows Loretta’s life, was a big success. It received seven Academy Award nominations. Sissy Spacek won best actress for her performance as Loretta.
Loretta was named CMA Female Vocalist of the Year three times: in 1967, 1972, and 1973.
Loretta and Oliver Lynn have been married for over 50 years. She wedded him when she was 15 years old, in 1948. They have six kids together. Oliver passed away in 1996. Her son, Jack Benny Lynn, died at the age of 34, and her daughter, Betty Sue, died at the age of 64 from emphysema.
Lynn occasionally addressed societal themes, such as birth control in “The Pill”… and unequal expectations for men and women in “Rated X.” She also penned “Dear Uncle Sam,” a ballad about a woman who was widowed after her husband was killed in the Vietnam War. Some country music stations declined to broadcast her tracks at times.
Loretta was honored into both the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1983 and 1988, respectively. In 2015, she also received the Billboard Legacy Award for Women in Music. In 2018, CMT named her the Artist of a Lifetime.
Loretta was 90 years old.
Rest in peace beloved Loretta Lynn.