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Loretta Lynn (nee Webb) was born in Butcher Holler, Ky., a coal-mining community in the Appalachian Mountains, in 1932. She was the second of eight children, and at the young age of 15, she married Oliver “Doolittle” Lynn, a man six years her senior and who became instrumental in helping launch Lynn’s successful country music career. After moving to Washington State, Lynn worked odd jobs while raising her children, all while teaching herself to play guitar and dreaming of a life in music; the now-country icon began performing at various clubs and bars, started her first band and, in 1960, recorded her first record, ‘I’m a Honky Tonk Girl’. When she relocated to Nashville, Lynn signed to Decca Records and released a long string of hit albums and singles; she also became a trailblazer by releasing several controversial (for her era) songs, including “You Ain’t Woman Enough (to Take My Man),” “Rated X” and “The Pill.” In 1972, Lynn became the first woman to receive a CMA for Entertainer of the Year; she was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry in 1962, and into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1988. To date, Lynn has sold more than 45 million albums.

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Loretta Lynn Moved to Rehab, ‘Doing Great’ Following Stroke

Loretta Lynn has left the hospital following her stroke on May 4 and is now at a rehabilitation facility.

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Crystal Gayle Asks Fans to Keep Prayers Coming for Sister Loretta Lynn

Crystal Gayle says her sister Loretta Lynn has been in good hands following her stroke on May 4 -- but she's also asking fans to keep their prayers coming.

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Country Stars Send Loretta Lynn Love Following Stroke

A number of country artists tweeted their thoughts and prayers to Loretta Lynn after news of her Thursday night (May 4) stroke broke.

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Loretta Lynn Hospitalized Following Stroke

Loretta Lynn has been hospitalized following a stroke on Thursday (May 4).

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Top 10 Country Drinking Songs

The Boot counts down country music's 10 best drinking songs.

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2017 Golden Boot Awards: Vote Now for the Living Legend Award

A readers' poll to determine who will receive the Living Legend Award as part of The Boot's 2017 Golden Boot Awards.

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Watch Nikki Lane, Loretta Lynn Duet in Icon’s Living Room on ‘CBS This Morning’

Nikki Lane and Loretta Lynn performed "Don't Come Home a'Drinkin' (With Lovin' on Your Mind)" in Lynn's living room for 'CBS This Morning'.

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Concertgoers Sing ‘Happy Birthday’ to Loretta Lynn at the Ryman [WATCH]

Loretta Lynn celebrated her 85th birthday, on April 14, 2017, with a show at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.

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Top 10 Loretta Lynn Songs

A list of Loretta Lynn's best songs.

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Loretta Lynn Through the Years [PICTURES]

A photo gallery of pictures from throughout Loretta Lynn's life and career.

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