TMZ is reporting that "Loretta Lynn, the trailblazing country star whose song, "Coal Miner's Daughter" became not just a hit song but an award-winning movie has died.
Loretta's rep tells TMZ the famed singer passed away at her Tennessee ranch Tuesday morning. The rep says Loretta died from natural causes. She was surrounded by family when she died."
She started her singing career with 1966’s Don’t Come Home a Drinkin’ (With Lovin’ on Your Mind), she had 16 number one country hits and won three Grammy awards. She recorded 60 studio albums in all.
Born Loretta Webb in a one-room rural Kentucky cabin in 1932, Lynn was one of eight siblings and the daughter of a coal miner – a fact that led to her signature song, 1970’s "Coal Miner’s Daughter." Her life story was wonderfully depicted in the movie of the same name starring Sissy Spacek. One of the absolute great biopics ever.
In the 60s when a lot of music had its share of pop leanings, Loretta kept it country. She brought so many topics that concerned women to her music that really resonated with women and men loved her honesty.
A true legend in every sense of the word.