Remembering A Legend: Loretta Lynn, the Country Queen, passes away at 90

Her songs reflected her pride in her rural Kentucky background and made her a Country Music Hall of Famer.

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Loretta Lynn, also known as “Country Music’s First Girl Singer,” “the Queen of Country Music,” and “The Coal Miner’s Daughter,” passed away Tuesday at the age of 90 in her Tennessee home.

Her family released a statement to the Associated Press, saying, “Our precious mom, Loretta Lynn, passed away peacefully this morning in her sleep at home in her beloved ranch in Hurricane Mills.”

She was the daughter of a Kentucky coal miner whose songs about life made her a pillar of country music.

Her songs reflected her pride in her rural Kentucky background and made her a Country Music Hall of Famer.

Her biggest hits came in the 1960s and 1970s.

“Coal Miner’s Daughter”

“You Ain’t Woman Enough”

“You’re Looking at Country”

Loretta was surrounded by music growing up. Her father played the banjo, her mother played the guitar, and she grew up on the songs of the Carter family.

Her successful career was thanks to her husband, “Doo.” He urged her to sing professionally and helped promote her early career. She later earned an MCA and performed on the Grand Ole Opry stage.

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