The "Coal Miner's Daughter" and Queen of Country Music, Loretta Lynn, Has Died at 90.

If you know anything about me personally, you know that I LOVE country music. Growing up in a deeply religious family I wasn't allowed to listen to a lot of music but, for some reason, country music made the cut.

I was raised on the sounds of Kenny Rogers, Dolly Parton and Loretta Lynn. Now, one of my all time country favs has gained her wings.

The family of country star, and Grammy winner, Loretta Lynn has reported her passing.

They wrote in a statement on the singer's official Facebook page stating that Lynn "passed away peacefully this morning, October 4th, in her sleep. . ."

She was born Loretta Webb in 1932, one of eight Webb children raised in Butcher Hollow in the Appalachian mining town of Van Lear, Kentucky. Growing up, Lynn sang in church and at home.

As a young teenager, Loretta met the love of her life in Oliver “Doolittle” Lynn, whom she affectionately called “Doo.” The pair married when Lynn was 15 – a fact cleared up in 2012, after the Associated Press discovered Lynn was a few years older than she had said she was in her memoir – and Lynn gave birth to their first of six children the same year.

“When I got married, I didn’t even know what pregnant meant,” said Lynn, who bore four children in the first four years of marriage and a set of twins years later.

Lynn always credited her husband with giving her the confidence to first step on stage as a young performer. She also spoke in interviews, and in her music, about the pain he caused over their nearly 50 years of marriage. Doolittle Lynn died in 1996 after years of complications from heart problems and diabetes.

Lynn recorded her last album, "Still Woman Enough", in 2021 at the age of 89.

What a wonderful and long career! Rest in peace.

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