Music Legend Passes Away at 90
(WatchDogReport.org) – “Well, I was borned [sic] a coal miner’s daughter, in a cabin, on a hill in Butcher Holler” is the opening line of an autobiographical song by country music legend Loretta Lynn (née Webb). She was born in that cabin on April 14, 1932, and spent a career entertaining the world with her music and songwriting talents. Recently, her family announced she “passed away peacefully this morning, October 4th, in her sleep at home at her beloved ranch in Hurricane Mills [Tennessee]” at the age of 90.
Loretta Lynn contributed enormously to the world of Country Music. All of us adored and loved her. 💜 pic.twitter.com/M8LIXNu3IQ
— Barbara Mandrell (@barbaramandrell) October 4, 2022
According to the message Lynn’s loving family wrote to her fans on her website, her list of accolades included 51 top 10 songs on the Billboard Hot Country Songs, 16 of which made it to number one. Billboard also shows she had 42 top 10 slots on the Top Country Albums chart, with 10 of those reaching the top, as well as her 2016 “Christmas Time Blue” reaching #2 on the list of Top Holiday Albums.
Loretta Lynn was the winner of the Academy of Country Music’s (ACM) “Female Vocalist of the Year” three times and had an additional six nominations for the honor. She had 19 Grammy award nominations. Of those, she scored four wins, including the 2010 Lifetime Achievement Award, according to her IMDb page. Naturally, she had a wide range of fans.
Thank you for always being that friend we could count on, Loretta Lynn. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/QAlcZrZnNr
— Sesame Street (@sesamestreet) October 4, 2022
The legendary singer was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1988 and the Songwriters Hall of Fame in New York in 2008. She was not the only musical talent born up in Butcher Holler; her brother Willie “Jay” Lee Webb was a well-known artist in his own right, and the singer of the iconic “Don’t It Make My Brown Eyes Blue,” Crystal Gayle is her younger sister.
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