Loretta Lynn, a Queen of Country Music died today 4th October at the age of 90.
“Our precious mom, passed away this morning peacefully, October 4th, in her sleep at home in her beloved ranch in Hurricane Mills”, The statement read.
They said that the memorial will be announced later as they are in grief now.
Loretta Lynn’s life was not so easy, it was filled with extreme struggle but she converted her struggle into her songs not only for herself but for every woman in the country as well as the women in the world. Her life was filled with rich experiences and her female fans knew them intimately.
She became a mother at an early age, she was only 17 years old when she gave birth to her first child. She had four children within her first four years of married life and a set of twins years later. She got married to a man who was prone to drink and philandering, because of which her early life had more struggles.
She wrote in her first memoir, Coal Miner’s Daughter.” “As I say, What it’s like to be pregnant and nervous and poor”, “So when I sing those country songs about women struggling to keep things going, you could say I’ve been there.”
Lynn told Esquire in 2007, “I wasn’t the first woman in country music. I was just the first one to stand up there and say what I thought, what life was about.”
Loretta Lynn’s best-known songs were inspired by her early life and marriage.
Her story motivates the youth as it is an oft-repeated story of the youth, simplicity, confusion, and poverty.
“Rated X” is the song in which she narrated the country established with conservative thoughts. “The Pill”, is the song in which a woman is saying thanks to birth control ‘Pills’ which could provide freedom to every woman. Even Lynn wrote in her memoir,” They didn’t have none of them pills when I was younger, or I’d have been swallowing them like popcorn.”
President Barack Obama said,” Lynn, gave voice to a generation, singing what no one wanted to talk about and saying what no one wanted to think about.”
Awards won by Lynn
Throughout her carrier, she sang many award-winning songs. Her struggle, grief, and motivation reflect in her songs. That’s why only she became the Queen of country music for seven decades.
She won three Grammys and many honors from the Academy and Country Music. She earned Grammys for her 1971 duet with Conway Twitty,” After the fire is gone,” and for the 2004 album ” Van Lear Rose.”
She also won the Grammy Lifetime Achievement award in 2010, The Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2013. In 1998 her song,” Coal Miner’s Daughter” was involved in the Grammy Hall Of Fame and she was awarded the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1988.
As everyone knows that her early life was not so easy. She became a mother when a girl wants to grow up with her family. She was beaten by her husband often. She suffered from grief and sorrow. But later in her life, she made her suffering her strength. She said once that her husband was everywhere in her success, He provoked her to do more and more work, and finally, she started to keep her life at the center of her songs. She expressed every woman feeling in her songs.
Her actual legendry started in her 80s when she recorded new songs, toured steadily, and drew loyal audiences well.
She told esquire in 2007,” Working keeps you young. I ain’t ever gonna stop. And when I do, it’s gonna be right on stage. That’ll be it.”
In early 2021 at the age of 89, she recorded her 50th album, “Still woman enough.”
Loretta Lynn’s health forced her to quit touring as she suffered a stroke in 2017 and she broke a hip in the following year.