Hello everyone. Today I’m checking out an American icon who just hit the 90 year old milestone, Loretta Lynn. Loretta Lynn was born April 14th 1932. Shortly after the Winter Olympics in my hometown area Lake Placid, NY. That’s a story for another day though. South of New York Loretta was born and raised in Butcher Hollow, KY. Loretta is 1 of 8 children and her youngest sister is Crystal Gayle. Along with many great songs her most famous is “Coal Miner’s Daughter”, which is the story of Loretta’s life growing up poor in the mining town. In 1980 the second Winter Olympics takes place in Lake Placid and Coal Miners Daughter was made into a movie. Lynn played by Sissy Spacek, brought life to Lynn’s teen years and grown up dirt poor. Lynn got married at age 15 to Oliver Lynn and was married till his death in 1996.
In the 1950s she began to perform and soon would become one of the most influential women in country music. Lynn had several hits in the sixties and seventies including top hits like “You Ain’t Women Enough”, “Don’t Come Home A-Drinking”, and “The Pill”. Lynn spent over six decades performing only to give up live performances in 2018 do to a broken hip from a fall. She released her 46th studio solo album in 2021 and has won several wards over the years.
Lynn not only sang but wrote every song she ever sang. Lynn has a heart of gold and has been a staple in the music industry. She is just a remarkable person and icon. We all should take a look back at her life story and take what we can from it to enhance and appreciate all that we have in todays world. God Bless and may Loretta Lynn live out the rest of her life in peace and happiness. Have an awesome week everyone.