How Old is Loretta Lynn?

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Loretta Lynn was honored at last night’s Country Music Awards ceremony in Tennessee in a tribute that featured Sissy Spacek, who portrayed Lynn in the movie ‘Coal Miner’s Daughter’. Lynn was honored for having 50 years of experience as a professional musician under her belt. So how old does that make Lynn?

Loretta Webb was born on April 14, 1934 in Butcher Hollow, Kentucky, making the country music legend 76 years old. At just 13 years of age, she married Oliver “Doolittle” Lynn. Although she had often performed at churches and sang around the home, she had no professional experience or experience at playing instruments. On the couple’s ninth wedding anniversary, her husband presented her with a guitar as a gift and Lynn learned to play it. Her earliest attempts fell to the ears of the couple’s sixth children.

Lynn was recently honored with the release of a name in her honor, ‘Coal Miner’s Daughter: A Tribute to Loretta Lynn’. The album featured Lynn’s most popular songs being performed by seasoned stars Sheryl Crow, Miranda Lambert, Jack White, Kid Rock, and Haley Williams.

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