At Loretta Lynn’s age, the Christian celebrity has been a country legend for so long, sometimes people ask “Is Loretta Lynn still alive?” Well, the answer is yes!
As the “queen of country music,” Loretta has written and recorded loads of hits.
Loretta Lynn Songs Include
- You Ain’t Woman Enough (To Take My Man)
- Blue Kentucky Girl
- Coal Miner’s Daughter
- Lead Me On (with Conway Twitty)
- Don’t Come Home A’Drinkin’ (With Lovin’ On Your Mind)
- Fist City
- And many more…
It was important to Loretta that she write every single song she recorded. And the fans responded in waves!
Much of the inspiration for Loretta Lynn songs came from the singer’s own life. She was born April 14, 1932 and truly was a coal miner’s daughter. In 1948, she married Oliver Vanetta “Doolittle” Lynn
At the age of 16, Loretta Lynn delivered the first of her six children.
Loretta Lynn Children
- Betty Sue Lynn (born November 26, 1948, died July 29, 2013)
- Jack Benny Lynn, (born December 7, 1949, died July 22, 1984)
- Clara Marie “Cissie” Lynn (born April 7, 1952)
- Ernest Ray “Ernie” Lynn (born May 27, 1954)
- Peggy Jean and Patsy Eileen Lynn (twin daughters born August 6, 1964)
According to Wikipedia, Loretta Lynn has 27 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren as of August 2017.
While Loretta Lynn had six children with her husband, their marriage had plenty of ups and downs. And the talented artist used all of it as fuel for her songwriting.
Loretta Lynn’s iconic songs have truly stood the test of time, with a career spanning nearly sixty years!
With her unbelievable success, Loretta has been called a “trailblazer” and a “powerful voice for women”. Her unique style and heartfelt lyrics paved the way for other female voices. So, it’s no surprise so many people would want to honor this incredible woman on her birthday.
Big Names Turn Out For Christian Celebrity’s Birthday Concert
At Loretta Lynn’s age, you’d think she’d have had plenty of birthday bashes. But the legendary singer/songwriter told NPR this was her very first birthday party (and she loved it!).
“When I was a little girl, mommy would say, ‘Well, today, you’re 5 years old.’ Next time, ‘Today, you’re 6,'” she explained to NPR host Jeffrey Brown. “I never had a birthday.”
So, now, at age 87, Loretta Lynn is making up for all those lost parties with a blow out birthday concert in Nashville, TN!
Surrounded by friends, such as George Strait, Tanya Tucker, Little Big Town, and Alison Krauss, Loretta sings ‘Coal Miner's Daughter.'
"Well, I was borned a coal miner’s daughter
In a cabin, on a hill in Butcher Holler
We were poor but we had love
That’s the one thing that daddy made sure of
He shoveled coal to make a poor man’s dollar"
Everyone on stage joins in for the celebration and it's a truly a star-studded affair. With a recently released new album, there seems to be no slowing down for Loretta Lynn. She's living proof that age is just a number!
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When you have a dream in your heart, there is nothing that can keep you from pursuing it. This pioneer in country music truly made her mark on the industry and it seems that there is no end in sight.
WATCH: Loretta Lynn (Age 87) Sings ‘Coal Miner’s Daugther’ At Birthday Concert