Legendary singer Loretta Lynn passed away today. Her family says that she passed away quietly while sleeping at the age of 90.
Lynn, who was born in Butcher Hollow, was known as Kentucky’s coal miner’s daughter for her candid lyrics and Appalachian pride. The daughter of a coal miner from Kentucky named Loretta Lynn, whose candid songs about love and life as a woman in Appalachia lifted her out of poverty and made her a major figure in country music, has passed away. 90 years old. The Associated Press received a message from Lynn’s family stating that she passed away on Tuesday at her home in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee.
Before beginning her career in the early 1960s, Lynn had four children, and her songs showcased her pride in her rural Kentucky upbringing.
- Coal Miner’s Daughter
- You Ain’t Woman Enough
- The Pill
- Don’t Come Home a Drinkin’ (With Lovin’ on Your Mind)
- Rated X
- You’re Looking at Country
These were her biggest hits in the 1960s and 1970s. Her sincerity and distinct place in country music were rewarded. She was named the first female performer of the year in the genre by both the Institute of Country Music and the Country Music Association, respectively, in 1974 and 1976. Although Lynn was conscious of the ground-breaking nature of her songs, particularly for country music, she was merely expressing a reality that many rural women experienced in a similar way to hers.
Lynn received numerous awards and honours throughout her career for the music she composed and performed. She was the first woman to be named entertainer of the year by both the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music, first in 1972 and then again in 1975. Lynn was named artist of the decade for the 1970s by the Academy of Country Music, and she was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1988.