Loretta Lynn Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 01.Nov.2017
Facts of Loretta Lynn
Date of Birth: 1934 , April-14
Age: 84 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 5 Feet 2 Inch
Name Loretta Lynn
Birth Name Loretta Webb Lynn
Father Marvin Webb
Mother Clara Marie
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Butcher Hollow, Kentucky, USA
Religion Christian
Ethnicity Scots-Irish and Cherokee
Profession inger, songwriter
Net Worth $20.5 Million USD
Eye Color Grey
Hair Color Brown
Face Color White
Body Measurements 34-25-32 (Bust-Waist-Hip)
Breast Size 34 B
Waist size 25 in
Hip Size 32 in
Neck Size 9.2
Shoe Size 10
Weight in KG 59 kg
Married Married and Divorced
Married to Oliver Vanetta
Children 6
Divorce Divorced
Awards four Grammy Awards, seven American Music Awards, eight Broadcast Music Incorporated awards, twelve Academy of Country Music, eight Country Music Association and twenty-six fan voted Music City News awards
Sisters Crystal Gayle and Peggy Sue
Siblings 2
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Loretta Lynn at first started singing in local clubs and later formed a band called the Trailblazers with her brother Jay Lee Webb in the band. 

Early Life

Lynn was born on February 2, 1960, she signed her first contract with Zero records. Loretta Lynn was born Loretta Webb on April 14, 1932. She was born in Butcher Hollow, Kentucky. Loretta is an American and falls from Scots-Irish and Cherokee ethnicity from her mother’s side.

Loretta was the second of eight children born to her parents Melvin Ted Webb and Clara “Clary” Marie. Her parents named her after film star Loretta Young. Two of her sisters, Crystal Gayle and Peggy Sue also pursued a country music career and her brother Jay Lee Webb did the same.

Loretta grew up in a mining community near Paintsville. Her mother falls from Scots-Irish and Cherokee ancestry. Her father professionally was a coal miner, farmer, and a storekeeper.


Loretta Lynn at first started singing in local clubs and later formed a band called the Trailblazers with her brother Jay Lee Webb in the band. On February 2, 1960, she signed her first contract with Zero records.

The recording session performed in Hollywood included some of Lynn’s own compositions like Whispering Sea, New Rainbow, Heartache Meet Mister Blues and I’m A Honky Tonk Girl.  

The records became hit.On September 25, 1962, she joined The Grand Ole Opry and was set on becoming a top star. In 1962 her single “Success” made it to the Top 10 followed by many of her other singles.

In 1964, her single “Before I’m Over You” reached No. 4 and “Wine. Women and song” made it to No. 3.In the year 1965, she maintained her solo career with hits like “Happy Birthday”, Blue Kentucky Girl and “The Home You’re Tearing”. That year her two albums, Songs from My Heart and Blue Kentucky Girl were released.

She recorded albums like “Singin’ Again” and “If We Put Our Heads Together” with Ernest Tubb in 1967 and 1969 respectively. “You Ain’t Women Enough” became a No. 1 Hit in 1996.

She began writing songs with a feminist viewpoint after that. From 1967 to 1980 she achieved a breakthrough success. Her album “Don’t Come Home A-Drinkin” in 1967 became No. 1 and one of the first albums by a female country singer to get 500000 copies to be sold.

Her other albums between her breakthrough success tenure were Fist City, Your Squaw Is on the Warpath and “What Kind of a Girl(Do You Think I am)”. Her singles like “You’ve Just Stepped In”, “Women of the World (Leave My World Alone)’, “Coal Miner’s Daughter” and Rated x continued to be on the charts and top them as well.

Lynn came out with another album called “Love Is the Foundation” in 1973. Loretta became the first American female artist to chart over 50 Top 10 hits in the early 80’s. Her duet with Conway Twitty in 1971 was hit. They became a vocal duo in many years to come. They released an album together called “Dynamic Duo” in 1977. 

Loretta recorded an album dedicated to Patsy Cline who was a country singer and her friend who had died in a plane crash in 1963.  The album was called” I Remember Patsy”. In 1980 and 1981 her other two albums Loretta a Looking Good made it to the hit list. One of her last solo releases was “Heart Don’t Do this to me” in 1985.

She made a successful comeback in 2004 with the album Van Lear Rose. She also has published her autobiography “Still Women Enough” and a cookbook called “You’re cooking it Country”

Personal Life

Loretta married when she was only 15 and already seven months pregnant with Oliver Vanetta Lynn. She married Oliver Vanetta Lynn who was 21 at the time. They got married on January 10, 1948. After their marriage, they moved to Custer, Washington in an attempt to escape the coal mining industry in their hometown Butcher Hollow.

Loretta’s husband cheated on her and was an alcoholic but she stayed with Oliver till he died on August 22, 1996. They fought frequently and their marriage was shaky to the day of Oliver’s death.  About their relationship, she quoted “One of the hardest love stories”. She has six children.

Net Worth

Lynn's current net worth is $65 million. She earns huge amount of money from her singing career. She also earns a huge amount from her musical performance shows and concerts. She lives in House of the Hurricane Mills.