Loretta Lynn is a legend. This coal miner’s daughter has done pretty well for herself. Coming from the hills of Kentucky, she made a name her self not just as a singer, songwriter but as an icon of the American Dream. Her autobiography “A Coal Miner’s Daughter” was made into a critically acclaimed film starring Sissy Spacek. Her life really has been extrodinary. She got married to her husband Dootlittle “Doo” Lynn in 1948 before Loretta even turned 14. By the time she was 18, she already had four children and followed that up with twins born the in the 1960s (who later formed the band The Lynns).
Although she is famous for dramatic life and her rags to riches story, she really should be known for significant contributions to the country music industry. And I’m not the only one who thinks so. Loretta was honored for by The Country Music Hall of Fame for her 50th Anniversary as a country superstar. Check out these five amazing videos including vintage gems as well as her collaboration with the White Stripes’ Jack White.