Born in a “Coal Miner’s Daughter”Loretta Lynn, who rose to stardom as the Queen of Country Music, died Tuesday at her Nashville home, her family announced. She was 90.
“Our precious mom, Loretta Lynn, passed away peacefully this morning, Oct. 4, in her sleep at home in her beloved ranch in Hurricane Mills,”In a joint statement, her four survivors said.
During her storied 60-year career, Lynn was a forceful voice for women at a time when that wasn’t often seen. This trail-blazing icon spoke out about the everyday struggles of working-class women.
Lynn wrote more than 160 songs, for which she received many accolades, including 18 Grammy nominations and three wins. President Barack Obama gave Lynn the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2013.
Lynn suffered a stroke in 2017 Eight months later, Lynn suffered a stroke. On her 87th birthday, she gave her last public performance.
Lynn once claimed that she could get along with all singers, but Dolly Parton the most, as Lynn said they both speak the same hillbilly dialect.