5. While they were on a fishing trip, she wrote her first song
According to Country Living, Loretta said, “One day we went fishing. I don’t know why I just sat down and wrote a song. But I remember being shocked that those lyrics just came pourin’ out of me. I wrote my very first lyric when I wrote ‘Whispering Sea.’”
4. Her father died before her first single came out
Loretta’s first single “Honky Tonk Girl” came out a year after he died. We are sure he is still so proud and smiling down on Loretta! Above is a clip of Loretta performing “Honky Tonk Girl” from the year 1982.
3. She is friends with Sissy Spacek
Sissy portrayed Loretta in the film Coal Miner’s Daughter in 1980. She has also performed duets with Loretta in the past. In real life, they are great friends!
2. She was a grandmother at 34 years old
Loretta had her children very young and her oldest daughter got married and had a baby at age 18. This meant that Loretta was only 34 when she became a grandmother! At the same time, she had two-year-old twins.
1. It has been revealed she writes songs backward
Musician Jack White produced her 2004 album. He said, “She’s got her own style of writing. She sort of writes with a double chorus, there isn’t one chorus, per se, when you listen to her songs. There are two choruses, she starts with the second one and then comes back to the first part.”