Loretta Lynn is an American legend singer and songwriter as well. She is a country music star with about six decades in the music industry. She has several famous hits to her name like ‘One’s on the Way,’ ‘you aren’t Woman Enough,’ ‘Fist City,’ among others. Loretta Lynn is known as the most awarded female country artist. Today, let us learn more about the career, biography and net worth of Loretta Lynn in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Her birth name is Loretta Webb, and she was born in Kentucky in the year 1932. She is the second child to her parents Clara Marie and Melvin Theodore Webb. She has seven siblings namely Melvin Webb Jr., Peggy Sue Wright, Herman, Betty Ruth, Willie Lee Webb, Brenda Gail, and Donald Ray.
Her father died at the age of fifty-two due to a disease common with coal workers. She got married to Oliver in 1926, and the moved to Washington State. Oliver bought Loretta a guitar and then she taught herself how to play. Her husband encouraged her, and eventually, she improved her skills in playing and became the best.
Her name comes from an actor known as Loretta young. She is a cousin to Patty Loveless who is also a singer. She was married at fifteen by Oliver Lynn who was then twenty-one years old. The couple has seven children namely Betty Sue Lynn, Clara Marie, Jack Benny, Peggy Jean, Ernest Ray, and Patsy Eileen.
Two of her children died in 1984 and 2013 respectively. As of 2017, she had twenty-seven grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren. Her singing passion was evident as she used to sing to her kids in the house.
She was married for about fifty years when her husband, Oliver died in 1996. Loretta once said that her marriage was not a bed of roses, they used to marital issues as she said there was a time that her husband cheated on her with other women on several occasions. She also recounts that they also fought often. She is a wealthy woman, as she owns a ranch and a cabin
Career, Awards & Nominations
She began her career in the when she was singing in the local clubs. She later had a band known as Trailblazers, which her brother Jay Lee was part of. In 1960, she released her single titled ‘I’m A Honky Tonk Girl,’ and later worked on many other albums which she published.
She did not stop to give her fans what they love hence continued to release other collections in 2000 & 2010 such as ‘Still Country,’ ‘Full Circle,’ ‘Lear Rose,’ among others. She has done other projects such collaboration albums, live albums, Christmas albums, and many others.
With many years of as an artist, she has done more than 170 songs and 70 albums, most of her works becoming successful in the entertainment industry. She has also won many awards including three Grammy Awards, several America Music Awards and more than six Broad Music incorporated awards to name a few.
Net Worth & Earnings
Her music has made her be recognized all over the world as well as making her among the celebrated people in the world. Loretta Lynn has an estimated net worth of $70 million. Her amassed wealth comes from the many albums she has released, hit singles and writing career.
She is one of the few artists who has risen to become an influential person in the music field. Her name is among the most celebrated names of women who have reached milestones to the extent of receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom. She remains an inspiration to many people.