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Loretta Lynn
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Background information
Birth name Loretta Webb
Also known as The First Known Lady of Country Music
Born April 14, 1932 (1932-04-14) (age 89)
Butcher Hollow, Kentucky, United States
Genres Country, honky-tonk, Gospel
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, author
Years active 1960-present
Labels Zero (1960)
Decca/MCA (1961–1989)
Columbia (1993)
Audium (2000)
Interscope (2004)
Associated acts Ernest Tubb, Kitty Wells, Wilburn Brothers, Patsy Cline, Conway Twitty, Dolly Parton, Tammy Wynette, Jack White, Crystal Gayle, Peggy Sue

Loretta Lynn (born April 14, 1932) known as The First Known Lady of Country Music) is an American country music singer and songwriter born in Kentucky. She became a part of the country music scene in Nashville during the 1960s; in 1967 she charted her first of 16 number 1 songs overall. Certain country music radio stations would not play her songs, however, due to subject matter. Despite that, she had become the "First Known Lady of Country Music" and continues being one of the most successful vocalists of all time.

Personal life

She is named after film star Loretta Young. Lynn's sisters are Crystal Gayle and Peggy Sue, who are also country singers. She was married to Oliver Lynn (August 26, 1926-August 22, 1996).

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