Loretta Lynn died today (Tuesday) at her home in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee. She was 90 years old. A country legend and early feminist, she may be best remembered for the autobiographical song “Coal Miner’s Daughter” and the 1980 biopic of the same name.
- Born on April 14th, 1932 in Butcher Holler, Kentucky
- An incredibly influential country singer since her debut in 1960
- Partnered with Conway Twitty as one of the most successful duos in history
- Wrote her autobiography The Coal Miner’s Daughter in 1976 which was made into an award-winning movie in 1980
- She is the most awarded female country recording artist and the only female ACM Artist of the Decade