Happy Birthday, Loretta Lynn!

This Coal Miner’s Daughter turns 83 years old today. Loretta Lynn, born on April 14, 1932 as Loretta Webb in Butcher Hollow, Kentucky. Mrs. Lynn is well-known for her down-home and traditional sound when it comes to country music. She has changed the course of country music through her songs that reminded audiences of the changing times. One of her hits tackled the Vietnam War titled, “Dear Uncle Sam.”
But it was her very own life story that really had people talking. The song titled “Coal Miner’s Daughter” was Lynn’s life story with a melody. A book with same title was published in 1976 and in 1980, a film starring Sissy Spacek as Loretta Lynn and Tom Jones as Oliver (Lynn’s Husband). Both received great reviews.
So today, ROP would like to wish Loretta Lynn a very happy birthday!

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