Full Name: Loretta Lynn
Why Famous: Loretta Lynn was raised in poverty in rural Kentucky yet went on to become the most successful and acclaimed female country music singer-songwriter.
Lynn's songs focused on her own life experiences as a working-class women, leading to some music stations initially refusing to play her songs.
After securing a contract with Decca, Lynn appeared on the "Grand Ole Opry" before achieving greater success from the late 1960s with the likes of "Don't Come Home A-Drinkin' (With Lovin' on Your Mind)".
Her autobiography "Coal Miner's Daughter" was a best-seller and was made into a successful film starring Sissy Spacek.
- 1960-06-19 Loretta Lynn records "Honky Tonk Girl"
- 1972-03-13 7th Academy of Country Music Awards: Freddie Hart and Loretta Lynn win
- 1974-03-25 9th Academy of Country Music Awards: Charlie Rich and Loretta Lynn win
- 1975-03-05 10th Academy of Country Music Awards: Merle Haggard and Loretta Lynn win
- 1976-03-01 11th Academy of Country Music Awards: Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn win
- 1980-06-09 14th Music City News Country Awards: Statler Brothers & Loretta Lynn
- 1986-06-09 20th Music City News Country Awards: Statler Brothers & Loretta Lynn