Loretta Lynn, the daughter of a Kentucky coal miner whose songs about life and love as a woman in Appalachia lifted her out of poverty and made her a national anthem, has died.
He was ninety years old. In a statement to The Associated Press, Lynn's family said he died Tuesday at his home in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee.
"Our precious mother, Loretta Lynn, passed away peacefully this morning, October 4, in her sleep at her beloved home and ranch in Hurricane Mills," the family said. and declaration.
They asked for privacy during their grief and said a memorial would be announced later. Lynn already had four children before starting her career in the early 1960s, and her music reflected her pride in her rural Kentucky upbringing.
As a songwriter, she created the persona of a strong, rebellious woman, different from the image of many female country singers.
The Country Music Hall of Famer writes boldly about sex and love, cheating husbands, divorce and childbirth and sometimes gets in trouble with radio programmers for things that even rock artists have turned to.
His biggest hits were released in the 1960s and 1970s, including "Coal Miner's Daughter", "You're Not a Perfect Woman", "The Pill", "Don't Come to the Bar" (with Lovin' on Your Mind), "" X" and "You look at the city".
She is known for appearing in wide, long dresses with lace or rhinestones, many of which are her longtime assistant and designer Tim Cobb. created. His honesty has been rewarded with a unique position in country music.