22 Greatest Hits

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Loretta Lynn was born Loretta Webb in Butcher Hollow, Kentucky. Young Loretta grew up in a poverty-stricken, Appalachian coal-mining town. She was the second of eight children. One of her sisters, Brenda Gayle?Webb, later became a country music star in her own right known to the world as Crystal Gayle. Loretta got married at age 13 to Mooney Lynn, a 21-year-old coal miner with whom she had four children by the time Loretta was 18. It was Loretta’s husband that encouraged Loretta Lynn to pursue her singing career. Over the course of Loretta Lynn’s illustrious career she recorded 16 #1-hits. She is best known for her giant songs that are now considered to be country music standards. Iconic hits such as “You Ain’t Woman Enough (To Take My Man)” and her signature song, “Coal Miner’s Daughter,” put Loretta Lynn in a class of her own. Over the years Loretta Lynn also recorded many of the most loved and best known duets in country music, not to mention that she recorded those songs with the best recording artists country music has to offer. On this collection Loretta teams up with fellow country superstar Conway Twitty on “After The Fire Is Gone” and “Lead Me On.” She also sings duets with the unforgettable Ernest Tubb on “Mr. And Mrs. Used To Be” and “Sweet Thang.” Loretta Lynn has received the highest honors possible for an entertainer. To name only a few, Loretta Lynn became the first woman to receive the CMA’s Entertainer of the Year Award in 1972. In 1988 Lynn was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. In 2003 she received the Kennedy Center Honors. Lynn was then awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2013. In 2014, the beloved star received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. Get ready for some of the finest country music ever recorded by the beautiful woman whose fans and peers alike believe is the greatest female country singer of them all, Loretta Lynn.

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