Country music star Loretta Lynn died at 90. “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 in a statement.Loretta came from a musical family had no formal music training. Her family had little money. “We were poor but we had love; That’s the one thing that daddy made sure of.” The success of her first single landed Lynn on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville and, soon, a contract with Decca Records. From “Fist City” to “You’re Lookin’ at Country,” Lynn always sang from the heart. She was a country music icon with 60 years career. She said said she was just writing the truth that so many rural women like her experienced.
She wrote about sex and love, cheating husbands, divorce and birth control. In 1972, she was the first woman ever given the entertainer of the year award by the Country Music Association. She and her husband were married nearly 50 years before he died in 1996. They had six children: Betty, Jack, Ernest and Clara, and then twins Patsy and Peggy. Lynn won numerous awards throughout her career, including three Grammys and many honors from the Academy of Country Music. A museum and dude ranch are dedicated to Lynn at her home in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee.