Loretta Lynn Was Born In 1932 And Is Still Alive
Loretta Lynn turns 90 years old on April 14, 2022. Born and raised in Butcher Hollow, Kentucky, she was the eldest of eight siblings and first started singing while helping raise her brothers and sisters. “In Kentucky, when I was growing up with my sisters and brothers, we all sang and rocked the babies to sleep, you know?” she said in a 2021 interview with Terry Gross on Fresh Air. “But that was about as far as we ever did, you know?”
Lynn didn’t start performing outside of the house until her husband, whom she married when she was just 15 years old, encouraged her to embark on a singing career. “I had never sang in front of anybody till my husband pushed me out there, you know? I’d never been out and sang for anybody,” she explained.