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Remembering Loretta Lynn

The queen of country music and legendary Kentuckian, Loretta Lynn died on October 4 at age 90. She was born a Kentucky coal miner’s daughter and became an international superstar. Her voice and life story were an inspiration to people around the world. Join KET in looking back at Loretta Lynn’s life and career.

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Loretta Lynn standing outside in a formal white dress with grass, trees, and sky behind her and her hands resting on the head of a guitar resting on the ground.

American Masters
Loretta Lynn: Still a Mountain Girl

Inducted into more music Halls of Fame than any female singer to date, Loretta Lynn has earned multiple Grammy Awards, Kennedy Center Honors and a Presidential Medal of Freedom, and sold millions records worldwide. Lynn is the subject of this documentary featuring home movies, performances and interviews with Lynn and musicians.

Kentucky Edition

Remembering Loretta Lynn on Kentucky Edition

Host Kelsey Starks looks back at a KET interview with country music legend Loretta Lynn from 2009, in which Lynn recounted leaving Kentucky at a young age and admitted that she missed her Kentucky home often. Lynn was born in Butcher Hollow, Kentucky in 1932 and moved away in 1949, a year after she was married. Lynn said she hadn’t finished growing up and admitted that she wished she had stayed in Kentucky longer.

Loretta Lynn singing on stage in a bright red dress

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A close-up of Loretta Lynn in a red shirt.

Celebrate Kentucky’s musical heritage in Bill Monroe’s birthplace; sit down with the queen of country music, Loretta Lynn; and more.

Loretta Lynn's childhood home on a hill surrounded by grass and trees with a well to the side.

Loretta Lynn’s brother gives a tour of the family home in Johnson County, and more in this episode.

A close-up of Loretta Lynn in a red formal gown.

Meet Kentucky native and country music legend Loretta Lynn, and more in this episode.