Loretta Lynn grew up at a time when women’s emancipation movements were just starting.
Although she has always refused the tag of being a feminist, Lynn in her songs expressed strong stands for the women of her time and beyond.
She used to work in a farmhouse as a cleaner and cook before she turned to music at the age of 24 after her husband, Oliver Lynn gave her a guitar as an anniversary gift.
Her first song was “I’m a Honky Tonk Girl,”. Lynn went on to become the first-ever female country singer to record a gold album.
The country music legend died on 4 October 2022, aged 90.
Loretta Lynn Parents: Clara Marie Ramey Webb, Melvin Webb
Clara Marie Ramey Webb and Melvin Webb are the parents of Loretta Lynn.
Clara Marie Ramey Webb was born on 5 May 1912 in Johnson, Kentucky.
She worked as a waitress and caretaker. Clara died on 24 November 1981 aged 69 of lung cancer and heart failure.
Melvin Webb Sr. was born on 6 June 1909 in Van Lear, Johnson County, Kentucky.
Webb Sr. was a coal miner by trade. It was in the coal mining town of Butcher Hollow that he had Loretta.
Melvin and Clara divorced leading Clara to remarry.