“Forgotten Hollywood”- The Gal From Butcher Holler…

Posted on October 4, 2022 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

“`Loretta Lynn was a country music legend,  a coal miner’s daughter and moonshiner’s wife. She built a reputation as a hillbilly feminist who wrote songs that resonated with women. Her sister was country singer, Crystal Gayle.

“`Lynn grew up in the coal-rich area of Kentucky known as  Butcher Holler, where her miner father died of black lung disease at age fifty-two. She was only fifteen in 1948 when she married Oliver Lynn. By the time she reached eighteen, she was the mother of four children.             LORETTA LYNN –>

“`They moved to Washington State in the 1950s.  She taught herself to play a guitar that was a gift from her husband and began performing at radio stations. By 1960, she had a recording contract and a self-written tune, I’m a Honky-Tonk Girl. The couple traveled around the United States visiting radio stations to promote her work. They ended up in the country music capital of Nashville.

“`Lynn scored with Fist City, You Ain’t Woman Enough (To Take My Man)  and Coal Miner’s Daughter. She had more than fifty top-ten hits. Fourteen of her songs were also banned by radio stations for mature content.

“`Lynn’s 1976 autobiography  Coal Miner’s Daughter made the New York Times bestseller list and Sissy Spacek earned an Academy Award for portraying her in a movie of the same name. The actress became a life-long friend of the singer after the film was made.

“`Lynn was the first female to win the Country Music Association’s Entertainer of the Year honor in 1972. She won seven other CMA awards and was voted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1988.  In 2003, Lynn was a Kennedy Center honoree and was given a Grammy Award for lifetime achievement in 2010. Three years later, President Obama presented her a Presidential Medal of Freedom.

“`Loretta Lynn was ninety.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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