Lynn has been tearing up country charts for more than 40 years. But of all the songs she's recorded, it was Coal Miner's Daughter that brought her the most recognition and the distinction of being the first country singer with an Academy Award-winning biographical movie.
It was her rise from poverty-stricken beginnings that led to her love of gospel music. Now, she has recorded an album called All Time Gospel Favorites. "I read the Bible a lot in my bus, and I like to sing gospel music," Lynn explains.
Out of all her accomplishments, Loretta Lynn says there are two that she's particularly proud of - her twin daughters, Peggy and Patsy Lynn, who have launched their own careers in music.
"My twins are recording and they're doing great," Lynn says. "They write different than I do even though they'll say, 'Mama, I like that song you wrote.' So it's pretty neat to have them do that."
Actress Sissy Spacek won the best actress Oscar for her role as Loretta Lynn in the movie Coal Miner's Daughter, which co-starred Tommy Lee Jones.
Lynn has five gold albums, has won eight CMA awards, and was the first woman to win the Country Music Association's "Entertainer of the Year" award.
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