Country music legend Loretta Lynn, the ‘coal miner’s daughter’ dies aged 90.
The Associated Press, Lynn’s family said she died today, October 4, at her home in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee.
“Our precious mom, Loretta Lynn, passed away peacefully this morning, October 4th, in her sleep at home in her beloved ranch in Hurricane Mills,” the family said, they asked for privacy during this time.
Lynn’s biggest hits from the 1960s and 1970s, include “Coal Miner’s Daughter”, “You Ain’t Woman Enough”, “The Pill”, “Don’t Come Home a Drinkin’ (With Lovin’ on Your Mind)”, “Rated X” and “You’re Looking at Country”.
Loretta was the first woman ever named entertainer of the year, first by the Country Music Association in 1972 and then by the Academy of Country Music three years later.
“It was what I wanted to hear and what I knew other women wanted to hear, too,” Lynn told the AP in 2016. “I didn’t write for the men; I wrote for us women. And the men loved it, too.”