Loretta Lynn was a pioneering country singer. Her song “Coal Miner’s Daughter” not only became a smash song but also a critically acclaimed movie. The country music queen sadly passed away at 90.
According to Loretta’s publicist, the renowned singer passed away at her Tennessee ranch. She died due to natural causes. Her family was by her side when she passed away.
After having a stroke in 2017, Loretta shattered her hip the following year. After 57 years of touring, Loretta stopped due to the stroke. Loretta was nominated for 18 Grammy Awards and took home three of them.
She has 11 number-one albums and an astounding 21 number-one singles. “You Ain’t Woman Enough (To Take My Man),” “Don’t Come Home a Drinkin’,” “One’s on the Way,” and “Fist City” are a few of her top singles from her six-decade career.
In terms of “Coal Miner’s Daughter,” which follows Loretta’s life, it was a big success. It received seven Oscar nominations. Sissy Spacek’s portrayal of Loretta earned her the best actress award.
In 1967, 1972, and 1973, Loretta was named CMA’s Female Vocalist of the Year. Oliver Lynn and Loretta were united in marriage for nearly 50 years. When she was 15 years old, she wed him in 1948. Together, the couple gave birth to 6 kids.
He passed away in 1996. Her daughter Betty Sue and son Jack Benny Lynn both passed away from emphysema at ages 64 and 34, respectively. Loretta was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1983 and the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1988.
She additionally received the 2015 Billboard Legacy Award for Women in Music. In 2018, CMT named her the Named Artist of a Lifetime. RIP.