Because Olivia Newton-John wasn’t from Nashville, they didn’t like her winning our awards. I’ve got no complaints.

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Today (April 14th) is Loretta Lynn’s birthday.

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The country superstar was born in 1935 and has lived a long and interesting life. Here are some things you may not have known about her.

  • She got married only once, to a chap by the name of Doolittle Lynn, when she was 13 years old.
  • By the time she was 18, she had had four children. One she named after Patsy Cline, and another is in jail for killing someone.
  • In 1980, a bioflick was made about her called ‘Coalminer’s Daughter’. It starred Tommy Lee Jones, Levon Helm (of ‘The Band’) and Sissy Spacek who not only won an oscar for best actress but also got nominated for a grammy.
  • Her ranch in Tennessee is listed as the 7th most popular tourist attraction in that state.

To keep this post contemporary, here is a duet with her and Jack White. Enjoy.

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