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Loretta Webb (nee Webb)

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Born: 1935 AD
Currently alive, at 79 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Musicians

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1935 - Born on the 14th of April, in Butcher Hollow, Ky

1948 - On the 10th of January, a few months before she turned 14. Lynn moved to Washington, Kentucky with her husband at the age of 14.

1950 - Had become the first major female country vocalist.

1960 - Signed her first contract on 1st of February, with Zero Records.

1962 - She joined the Grand Ole Opry, and by the mid hits such as "Don't Come Home A-Drinkin'" made her one of country's biggest stars.

         - She recorded her first release in March of that year, with bandleader Speedy West on steel guitar, Harold Hensely on fiddle, Roy Lanham on guitar, Al Williams on bass and Muddy Berry on drums.

1970 - She released her signature song, "Coal Miner's Daughter"; it provided the title of a best-selling autobiography and a popular film.

         - She became one of the most famous women in all of America and frequently made "most admired women" polls alongside first ladies and world leaders.

1972 - She was the first woman named "Entertainer of the Year" by the Country Music Association, and is one of five women to have received CMA's highest award.

1976 - She released Coal Miner's Daughter, an autobiography.

1982 - Her last top 10 record as a soloist was "I Lie", but her releases continued to chart until the end of the decade.

1990 - She drastically cut down the number of personal appearances due to fragile health.

2000 - Released her first album in 12 years, entitled Still Country. In it, she included a song, "I Can't Hear the Music", as a tribute to her late husband.

2003 - She was the recipient of Kennedy Center Honors.

2004 - She published You're Cookin' It Country, a cookbook.




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