Loretta Lynn

Loretta Lynn
Loretta Lynn
  • Born: April 14, 1932
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Singer-songwriter, Author, Commercial Spokesperson, Actress

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Loretta Lynn is an American country music singer-songwriter with multiple gold albums in a career spanning almost 60 years. She is famous for hits such as "You Ain't Woman Enough (To Take My Man)", "Don't Come Home A' Drinkin' (With Lovin' on Your Mind)", "One's on the Way", "Fist City", and "Coal Miner's Daughter" along with the 1980 biographical film of the same name.

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A lot of people say I'd miss show business if I quit. I'd miss some of it. Now it's the only life I know. Life ;Business, Commerce & Finance
A woman's two cents worth is worth two cents in the music business. Music, Chants & Rapps ;Business, Commerce & Finance
Back then, we didn't know we were poor, and people were more proud then.
Because Olivia Newton-John wasn't from Nashville, they didn't like her winning our awards. I've got no complaints.
Being on stage is the best part of my career. I just say whatever comes into my head. It's the only time I feel grown-up and in control of things. Time
Daddy was real gentle with kids. That's why I expected so much out of marriage, figuring that all men should be steady and pleasant. Families, Children & Parenting
Do the best you can with yourself and hope for the best. Hope
Doo never actually made moonshine, but he hauled about an ocean of it.
Doolittle looked just like a little toy soldier the first time I ever saw him. Time
Growing up in eastern Kentucky like I did, I'm used to having a few guns around to protect me.
How do you measure your value?
I ain't got much education, but I got some sense. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training
I avoid going through places where there's too much poverty.
I believe in education and wish I had a better one. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training
I believe in horoscopes. I was born under the sign of the Ram, which means I'm headstrong, don't like people telling me what to do.
I didn't know how babies were made until I was pregnant with my fourth child.
I don't go to church regular. But I pray for answers to my problems.
I don't like to talk about things where you're going to gt one side or the other unhappy. My music has no politics. Music, Chants & Rapps ;Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
I get along with all the women singers, but especially Dolly Parton. We talk the same hillbilly language. Women
I know there's some kind of history to mountain music-like it came from Ireland or England or Scotland and we kept up the tradition. History
I know what it's like to be pregnant and nervous and poor.
I love people and I love to sing, and that's what keeps me going. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
I loved being outside. We'd hold lightning bugs in our fingers and pretend they were diamond rings.
I never knew any Jews until I got into show business. I've found them to be real smart and good workers. Business, Commerce & Finance
I never rode in an automobile until I was 12.
I refuse to be pushed around anymore.
I think Charley Pride has been one of the best things to happen to country music, to prove it belongs to everybody. Music, Chants & Rapps
I try to visit people in hospitals when I can, smiling and joking while I'm there. But when I leave, I just start crying.
I want more out of life than I've gotten. Life
I was married when I wasn't quite 14 and had four babies by the time I was 18. Time
I was the first woman ever named Entertainer of the Year in country music. Music, Chants & Rapps
I wasn't for Vietnam. When I told that to the hippie newspaper, all my people got nervous.
I won all the blue ribbons for canning at the state fair.
I wouldn't have dared ask God for all that He's given me. I couldn't have done it on my own. I thank God every day for what I have. Religion & God
I'd love to travel to the Holy Land. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex ;Travel
I'd love to work more with the American Indians, my people. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex ;Work, Workers & The Labor Force
I'm always making Butcher Holler sound like the most backward part of the United States-and I think maybe it is.
I'm not a big fan of Women's Liberation, but maybe it will help women stand up for the respect they're due. Women ;Respect
I'm proud of being part Cherokee, and I think it's time all us Indians felt the same way. Time
I'm trying to lead a good Christian life, so there ain't too much spicy to tell about me. Life
In the long run, you make your own luck - good, bad, or indifferent.
I've always been full of nervous energy, but I'm not really as happy as I seem.
I've been around a long time, and life still has a whole lot of surprises for me. Life ;Time
I've been married to the same man for all this time. The way we fight sometimes, you can tell. Time
I've seen country music go uptown, like we say, and I'm proud I was there when it happened. Music, Chants & Rapps
Me and my partner, Conway Twitty, cleaned up at the 1972 Country Music Association Awards. Music, Chants & Rapps
Mommy smoked but she didn't want us to. She saw smoke coming out of the barn one time, so we got whipped. Time
My attitude toward men who mess around is simple: If you find 'em, kill 'em.
My biggest hero, Gregory Peck, was my birthday present on April 14, 1973. I just sat and stared at him.
My life has run from misery to happiness. Life ;Happiness & Unhappiness
Nobody's perfect. The only one that ever was, was crucified.
Once in a while I get inspired and finish my act with the hillbilly hoedown.
Really, I don't know what I'd do with myself if I retire. Wash dishes?
Some of my friends who know me best say they wouldn't trade places with me for $1 million because of the pace I lead.
Sometimes I think our problems are made worse by the kind of business we're in. Playing these road shows is a weird experience. Business, Commerce & Finance
The country is making a big mistake not teaching kids to cook and raise a garden and build fires.
The night I announced I was getting married, Daddy paced for hours on the porch.
There's always been a man telling me what to do.
There's more women stars in Nashville all the time. They're proving they can do the job the same as a man. Time ;Women
We still lend our old house out to relatives. They keep a guest book for my fans to sign.
We used to go around tipping outhouses over, or turning over corn shocks on Halloween. Anything to be mean.
When all those city folks try to fix up my talking, all they do is mess me up.
When I first came to Nashville, people hardly gave country music any respect. We lived in old cars and dirty hotels, and we ate when we could. Respect ;Music, Chants & Rapps
When I'd tell people I like country music they'd get this look on their faces. People were kind of ashamed of country. Music, Chants & Rapps
When something is bothering me, I write a song that tells my feelings.
Who wants to be married to a grandfather?
You ain't supposed to get salmon when they're swimming upstream to spawn. But if you're hungry, you do.
You can't be halfway in this business. If you don't meet the fans, you lose all you've got. Business, Commerce & Finance
You get used to sadness, growing up in the mountains, I guess.

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