Loretta Lynn - Illustrated Profile - Kentucky to the World

Many books have been and still could be written about the “Queen of Country Music”, Loretta Lynn. With an incredibly long and successful career, one could spend ages detailing her life and impact on music. The coal miner’s daughter was born in 1932 in Butcher Hollow, Kentucky. Lynn’s first break came after an appearance on the Buck Owens Show in Nashville, which led to a contract with Decca Records and a performance at the Grand Ole Opry in October 1960.

To date, Lynn has recorded over 40 studio albums and dozens of other compilations, collaborative records, and live albums. She has had sixteen Number 1 hits and ten Number 1 albums on country charts; has taken home multiple Grammy’s, American Music Awards, Academy of Country Music awards, and Broadcast Music Incorporated awards to name a few, making her the most awarded female country music star and only woman to have received the ACM Artist of the Decade award. So far, she has sold over 45 million records worldwide. A notoriously hard worker, the country star has been prone to health complications, largely from exhaustion, over the span of her career but is still planning to release and promote a brand new album at the age of 85.

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