Loretta Lynn was the oldest of eight children and was born on April 14, 1932, in the coal-mining hills of Kentucky to a coal-miner father. She had a difficult childhood because of her parents’ struggles to support the family and make ends meet.
However, Lynn first became well-known in her late 20s, and over the course of a career spanning six decades, she went on to become one of the most well-known and significant female country performers. At the age of 89, Lynn has put out 50 studio albums and is still writing songs and doing live performances.
Lynn first met the man she would wed when she was 15 years old. They remained married for 48 years, until his death in 1996. It would be reasonable to believe that her marriage was picture-perfect, but that couldn’t be further from the reality.
Oliver Vanetta “Doolittle” Lynn, Lynn’s spouse, caused her a great deal of heartache throughout the years. In her autobiography Still Woman Enough, Doo describes herself as a major womanizer who cheated on her whenever she could.
He also consumed a lot of alcohol, which frequently made him violent. Details of their turbulent relationship and their passionate reconciliations were revealed by Lynn.
Lynn said to Fabiosa, “Every time Doo smacked me, he got smacked twice. She dumped a skillet of creamed corn over her husband’s head during one argument. She hit him again, saying, “I heard teeth hitting the floor and thought, ‘Ooh, I’m dead. He will not tolerate this. Yet he chuckled.
According to CBS News, when asked why she didn’t end her contentious marriage, the singer responded, “I put up with it because of six kids.”
Doo was the one who inspired Lynn to start singing even though she was first far too nervous to perform in front of others, and she has always given him the credit for her great career. She even remembered Doo spending $17 on her first guitar.
“I married Doo when I was only a youngster, and he became the love of my life ever since. Although my youth and background were significant, there was another factor that kept me with Doo. He never let me forget that he thought I was unique and more special than anybody else in the world. It would be challenging to disprove that notion. Doo served as my safety net and security, the author of one of her biographies said.
“And keep in mind that I’m describing, not excusing… Doo was a decent person and a diligent worker. He was an alcoholic, though, and it had an impact on our marriage throughout.
She was able to transfer the grief and emotions she had during each difficult time in her life into her songs.
She told the Times, “If you can’t fight for your man, he’s not worth having.”
Even with all the affairs and arguments, she was devastated when dad passed away. She told Nashville Scene in 2000, “I left Hurricane Mills and came to Nashville three days after my husband died.
I told a friend after being here for a time, ‘It seems like I’ve been here for a couple months already.’ You’ve been here a year, she said.
They are back together now that Lynn has also died away. For her friends and family, we are praying.