Loretta Lynn Essay

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I chose Loretta Lynn because she completely worked her way to the top. She is very influential to a lot of people because of what she has done. Her father was a coal miner and they didn’t have a lot of money when she was growing up. They barely had enough money to get by. Loretta was the second of eight children. One of her most known songs is “Coal Miner’s Daughter”. There is also a movie called Coal Miner’s Daughter that is based on her life. There is also a book about her life called Coal Miner’s Daughter also. She was one of the first women to be in the country music business. Back then men ruled the music world pretty much and she carved the path for women to be a part of the fame. While in the music business she became friends with Patsy Cline, who is also a great singer. Cline helped Lynn cut her way in and through the country music world. When Patsy Cline died in a plane crash Lynn told Entertainment Weekly, "When Patsy died, my God, not only did I lose my best girlfriend, but I lost a great person that was taking care of me. I …show more content…

She is one of the classic country singers. Lynn ruled the charts during the 60’s and 70’s. She had 70 hits, solo and duet partner. The first song that was ever aired on the radio was I’m a Honky Tonk Girl. After moving to Nashville she signed on with Decca Records. In 1966-1970 she had 13 songs that made it in the top ten, four of those were number ones. One of those four hits was Coal Miner’s Daughter. With that being one of her top songs, you would expect it to have made it number one at least once. In 1971 Loretta Lynn and Conway Twitty began a professional partnership. The pair produced five consecutive number one hits in 1971-1975. They were one of the most successful duos in country history. For four consecutive years they were named the Vocal Duo of the year. After the successful duo parted ways, Lynn wrote her autobiography in the mid

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