On this day in 1932, Loretta Lynn was born to Melvin “Ted” Webb and Clara Marie “Clary.” Loreta was elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1988. Happy 84th birthday to Loretta Lynn!
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On this day in 1971, Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn teamed up for the most popular song in the country with “After The Fire Is Gone.” The song was released as the only single from the LP We Only Make Believe. “After The Fire Is Gone” was the first number one on the U.S. country chart for Lynn and Twitty as a duo.
To 83 years old, country legend Loretta Lynn is preparing to release Full Circle, her first studio album in over a decade. The new album will be released on March 4th, 2016, and will include a duet with Willie Nelson as well as a track featuring guest vocals from Elivs Costello.
On this day in 1962, Loretta Lynn joined the Grand Ole Opry. After she joined, Lynn’s song “Don’t Come Home A-Drinkin” went to No 1 and became one of the first albums by a female country artist to reach sales of 500,000 copies. She would become a pioneer in the industry, selling over 45 million records worldwide. Lynn was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1988, and was the first female country artist to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1977.[
The Academy of Country Music has announced the winners of awards that will not be televised during the 50th Academy of Country Music Awards. Some of this year’s special award recipients include Alabama, Loretta Lynn, Luke Bryan, and Eric Church.
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