Not to be confused with Loretta Lynch. American country music singer-too Much Woman For You – Lynn White – The New Me with multiple gold albums in a career spanning almost 60 years. Lynn has received numerous awards and other accolades for her groundbreaking role in country music, including awards from both the Country Music Association and Academy of Country Music as a duet partner and an individual artist. Lynn was born Loretta Webb on April 14, 1932 in Butcher Hollow, Kentucky.
Ted was a coal miner and subsistence farmer. Loretta’s father died at age of 52 of black lung disease a few years after he relocated to Wabash, Indiana with wife Clary and his younger children. Their life together inspired her music. She taught herself to play the instrument, and over the following three years, she worked to improve her guitar playing.
With Doolittle’s encouragement, she started her own band, Loretta and the Trailblazers, with her brother Jay Lee playing lead guitar. She became a part of the country music scene in Nashville in the 1960s. Country music radio stations often refused to play her music, banning nine of her songs, but Lynn pushed on to become one of country music’s legendary artists. She and contemporaries like Tammy Wynette provided a template for female artists in country music to follow. Lynn has received numerous awards in country and American music.
Lynn was born in 1932 and raised in the mining community of Butcher Hollow, Van Lear, Kentucky. Loretta was the second of eight children. She was named after the film star Loretta Young. She is also related, on her mother’s side, to Venus Ramey, Miss America of 1944.