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Country Classic Flashback to Feature Loretta Lynn

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Each Wednesday at 8 a.m. I join Cindy and Doug for Country Classic Flashback.  We take a trip down memory lane to highlight a country legend.  This week we are featuring Loretta Lynn.

Loretta Webb was born in the coal mining hills of Kentucky in a one room log cabin.  She met her husband, Oliver Lynn, at a pie social and the two married in 1948 when he was 21 and she was just 15.  At the age of 16 Loretta gave birth to her first child and had five more after that.  In 1961 she became a grandmother at just 29 years old.

Loretta became one of the most popular singers in country music.  She scored her first charting hit in 1960 with I’m a Honky Tonk Girl.

The primary focus of her music was women’s issues.  She is well known for her songs about cheating husbands, drinking and even birth control.  Undeniably, her most famous song is Coal Miner’s Daughter, which hit number one in 1970.  A biographical film of the same name came out in 1980, starring Sissy Spacek as Loretta Lynn.

Loretta will be at Jackpot Junction Casino in Morton this Saturday, May 18th at 8 p.m.

Country Classic Flashback is brought to you by Midwest Machinery on East Highway 23 in Sauk Rapids with eight other locations in Central Minnesota.

For more of your favorite country classics tune in to the 98 Country Classic Show every Sunday from 9 a.m to 1 p.m.

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