@LorettaLynn's singing around the house led to her husband Mooney to buy her a guitar so she could play as she sang. He later helped her get engagements by bragging that his wife could sing better than anyone, other than Kitty Wells. #MemberMonday pic.twitter.com/vicFhwT8TD— Country Music HOF (@countrymusichof) April 9, 2018
Doolittle passed away in 1996 at the age of 69. He and Loretta had been married for 48 years at the time.
In 2018, Loretta said her track “Wouldn’t It Be Great” was the last song she ever wrote for her husband. She sang it for him shortly before he passed away.
This was the last song I ever wrote for Doo. I sang it to him when he was dying. “Wouldn’t it be fine if you could say you love me, just one time, with a sober mind? Wouldn’t that be fine? Now, wouldn’t that be fine?” Listen here https://t.co/u840hOsXqE #WIBG pic.twitter.com/lur2eCJkmp— Loretta Lynn (@LorettaLynn) September 12, 2018