Loretta Lynn, 1932 – 2022

Loretta Lynn 1932 – 2022

Country music legend Loretta Lynn died Tuesday at her home in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee, at the age of age 90. She was born in the coal mining town of Butcher Hollow, Kentucky in 1932, one of eight children. A mother of six as well as a singer and songwriter, Ms. Lynn began singing professionally in 1956, and recorded her song, “I’m a Honky Tonk Girl”, in 1960. She is probably best know for her 1970 song “Coal Miner’s Daughter,” also the title of her 1976 autobiography and a 1980 movie biography. Loretta Lynn recorded for six decades, winning three Grammy awards.


“Loretta Lynn, ever a ‘Coal Miner’s Daughter,’ dies at 90,” Terence McArdle, Washington Post

“Loretta Lynn, Country Music Star and Symbol of Rural Resilience, Dies at 90,” Bill Friskics-Warren, New York Times

“Loretta Lynn, country singer of love and hardship, dies aged 90,” Ben Beaumont-Thomas, The Guardian

“Country Legend Loretta Lynn Braved Controversy to Tell the Truth About Women’s Experiences,” Daily Correspondent, Smithsonian Magazine

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Top image (“Honky Tonk”) by Mike Licht. Download a copy here. Creative Commons license; credit Mike Licht, NotionsCapital.com

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