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Loretta Webb (Lynn) was born
Loretta married Oliver Lynn
Loretta has her first child
Son Jack was born
Son Easton Ray was born
Daughter Clara Marie was born
Loretta begins performing and writing songs. Her father, Ted, dies
Loretta appears on the Buck Owens show in Tacoma, WA. Forms her own band called Loretta’s Trail Blazers, playing at Bill’s Tavern six nights every week.
Records “Honky Tonk Girl” It enters the Billboard Hot Country Singles charts at number 28 and eventually reaches number 14.
Appears on the Grand Ole Opry on October 15
Signs with the label Decca Records; works with producer Owen Bradley
Moves to Nashville, TN
Loretta becomes a member of the Grand Ole Opry and begins to tour. She releases her first Decca single, “Success”.
Lynn’s first album, Loretta Lynn Sings, reaches number two on the Billboard Country charts.
Releases “Wine, Women, and Song.”
Twins Patsy and Peggy are born to Loretta and Doo.
“Dear Uncle Sam” reaches the Top Ten, the first of her own compositions to do so.
Loretta wins CMA award for Female Vocalist of the Year.
Releases “Fist City” (Number 1), a song Lynn wrote about another woman who was interested in Lynn’s husband
Releases “Coal Miner’s Daughter
Loretta breaks partnership with the Wilburns and forms her own publishing company.
Organizes a benefit for coal miners’ families after an explosion at Hyden mine.
Loretta wins big at the Country Music Association Awards. She is the first woman to be awarded Entertainer of the Year by the CMA, and also wins Female Vocalist of the Year, and Vocal Duo of the Year with Conway Twitty. The duo of Lynn and Twitty will go on to win the award every year through 1975
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