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Name: Loretta Lynn                                                                         
Birth name: Loretta Webb                                                                   
Also known as The Coal Miner's Daughter                                                   
Born: 14 April 1934 Butcher Holler, Kentucky, USA                                         
Loretta Lynn (born Loretta Webb April 14, 1934) is an American country music               
singer-songwriter and was one of the leading country female vocalists during the           
1960s and 1970s, and overall is revered as a country icon.                                 
One of the classic country singers, Lynn ruled the charts during the '60s and '70s,       
racking up over 70 hits as a solo artist and a duet partner. Lynn helped forge             
the way for strong, independent women in country music.                                   
With a hardscrabble upbringing, a devoted, yet troubled marriage, chronic                 
illness and exhaustion due to her hectic pace, and several tragedies through the           
years, Lynn's own life often provided the grist for her popular tunes. Her best-selling   
1976 autobiography, Coal Miner's Daughter, was made into a hit Oscar-winning               
film starring Sissy Spacek and Tommy Lee Jones.                                           
Although she was out of the loop for a few years while taking care of her                 
husband, who died in 1996, Lynn returned to touring in 1998. In 2000, she                 
released her first album since 1988 to contain original solo material.                     
Loretta Lynn has acquired sixteen Number 1 country hits over the course of her             
career, as both a solo and duet artist.