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Loretta Lynn

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Loretta Lynn, born Loretta Webb in 1932 in Butcher Hollow, Kentucky, is one of the most prolific and honored performers in country music history. Her life story, based on her biography, was depicted in the Academy Award winning film, Coal Miner's Daughter, in 1980. Sissy Spacek won an Academy Award for her portrayal of the music legend. The second of 8 children, Lynn sang in churches and in local concerts until she married Oliver "Doo" Lynn. She was married at 15 years old, although for many years she said she claimed to have been married at 13.

She never used a computer, which made for some interesting songwriting sessions, including the one with Elvis Costello for her 2016 track "Everything It Takes." When they retreated to the kitchen in the studio to write the track, the crew started cracking up when they saw her going at it with a pen and pencil while Elvis used a computer.

Lynn wrote her first hit song, "I'm a Honky Tonk Girl," in 1960 on a $17 Gibson guitar that her husband gave to her. By this point, she had been married for several years and already had four children. She recalled in an interview with Terry Gross on NPR in 2010 that she took the guitar to their outdoor toilet and wrote the song, along with "Whispering Sea." Despite their tumultuous marriage, Lynn credits Doo with starting her career and motivating her to continue. She said she was too shy to try it on her own, but also felt that singing was simple after working so hard to take care of her family. She told Gross, "I took care of the farmhouse. I cleaned and cooked for 36 ranch hands... so singing was easy. I thought: Gee whiz, this is an easy job."

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