The Story Behind The Song: “One’s On The Way”

Loretta Lynn One’s On The Way
Loretta Lynn

In 1987, Loretta Lynn attended a White House dinner with a group of scientists and inventors, where she received an Outstanding Achievement award from then-President Ronald Reagan. Humbled, she told her intellectual dinner mates, “All I ever did was invent kids.”


In fact, at the age of 31, Lynn became a grandmother for the first time, just one year after her twins, Peggy and Patsy (named after her late friend Patsy Cline) became the last two additions to her family. Neither of the girls particularly liked their mother’s fifth #1 single, “One’s On The Way” because the record finishes with Loretta bemoaning, “I hope it ain’t twins again!”

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