Loretta Lynn, as told in her song and book, was born a coal miner’s daughter in Butcher Hollow, KY. As a child she sang in church and local concerts. A classic country singer, Lynn was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1988 and into the Gospel Hall of Fame in 1999.
During the 1960s and 1970s, Loretta Lynn ruled the charts, racking up over 70 hits as a solo artist and a duet partner. Lynn helped forge the way for strong, independent women in country music. In 1971 she began a partnership with Conway Twitty that became one of the most successful duos in country history.
The film adaptation of Coal Miner’s Daughter, the autobiography of Loretta Lynn starred Sissy Spacek as Loretta. The attention surrounding the movie, which was one of the most critically acclaimed and successful films of the year, made Lynn a household name with the American mainstream.