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Loretta Lynn Postpones Two Shows Due to Exhaustion

Loretta Lynn Postpones Two Shows Due to Exhaustion

Originally posted 10/29/2013 01:50PM

Country music legend Loretta Lynn is postponing two shows in Iowa because of exhaustion.

A statement from Lynn's representative on the singer's website says the 81-year-old singer started feeling poorly midway through her three-week tour and is taking some time off to be treated.

"Loretta is a pro and wants to give her fans the best show possible," the rep said. "She felt she was physically unable to do that."

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Simon Cowell Baby News Wows Readers, Housewives Indictments Spark Anger

Simon Cowell Baby News Wows Readers, Housewives Indictments Spark Anger

Originally posted 08/03/2013 04:00PM

Surprise! That prickly, cruel and oft-wise entertainment mogul Simon Cowell is going to be a dad. And more shocking still, the new mother is the wife of one of his good friends, a touchy detail that elicited surprise this week.

But enough about just him, here are the five stories that sparked strongest reactions from readers this past week – the news that made you happy, sad, laugh out loud, angry and even saying 'Wow'!

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Loretta Lynn's Oldest Daughter Dies

Loretta Lynn's Oldest Daughter Dies

Originally posted 07/30/2013 08:05AM

A family representative says Betty Sue Lynn, the oldest daughter of country singer Loretta Lynn, has died. She was 64.

According to the statement from the family, Lynn died Monday from complications of emphysema in Waverly, Tenn., near her mother's ranch in Hurricane Mills.

Loretta Lynn, who has six children, was born in the coalfields of eastern Kentucky and chronicled her life in an autobiography and song, both titled "Coal Miner's Daughter."

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Loretta Lynn Married Just Shy of 16, Not at 13, as Long Claimed

Loretta Lynn Married Just Shy of 16, Not at 13, as Long Claimed

Originally posted 05/22/2012 07:30AM

One of country's greatest legends – that Loretta Lynn was married at 13 – has been shot down by a new report that the Coal Miner's Daughter, believed to be 77, is really three years older than she claims to be.

Combing through the records at the state Office of Vital Statistics in Frankfort, Ky., and checking the records of relatives', the Associated Press reports that Lynn was born April 14, 1932, in the Bluegrass State's Johnson County and is actually 80.

As was memorably told in her bestselling 1976 autobiography Coal Miner's Daughter, which then became a 1980 box-office hit that won a Best Actress Oscar for leading lady Sissy Spacek, Lynn wed husband Doolittle "Doo" Lynn at 13, moved with him to Washington State at 16 and was mother to four (of their eventual six kids) by 18.

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Zooey Deschanel to Hit Broadway – as Loretta Lynn

Zooey Deschanel to Hit Broadway – as Loretta Lynn

Originally posted 05/11/2012 08:40AM

There's a new girl coming to Broadway.

Cast by the country icon herself, Zooey Deschanel will play Loretta Lynn in an upcoming stage musical about the singer's life, Coal Miner's Daughter, producers for the Broadway-bound production have announced.

Lynn personally introduced Deschanel Thursday night on the stage of Nashville's historic Ryman Auditorium during Opry Country Classics. The two then sang "Coal Miner's Daughter."

"It's a long way from Butcher Holler to Broadway in New York City. I never imagined I'd see Coal Miner's Daughter on a movie screen, and now I can't believe it's going to be on a stage for people to see," Lynn, 77, said in a statement.

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Loretta Lynn Hospitalized | Loretta Lynn

Loretta Lynn Hospitalized with Pneumonia

Originally posted 10/22/2011 09:15PM

Country legend Loretta Lynn has been hospitalized with pneumonia but is "doing well," according to her official website.

"Doctors have diagnosed her as [having] the beginning stages [of] pneumonia," according to a post on the site. She has canceled weekend shows in Ashland, Ky., and Durham, N.C.

"Loretta is doing well and is disappointed but feels confident she will be ready for upcoming November dates," according to the post.

Lynn, 76, whose autobiography was adapted to become the 1980 film Coal Miner's Daughter starring Sissy Spacek, canceled shows in August due to knee surgery, the Associated Press reports.

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Miranda Lambert & Sheryl Crow to Lead CMA's Loretta Lynn Tribute

Miranda Lambert & Sheryl Crow to Lead CMA's Loretta Lynn Tribute

Originally posted 10/18/2010 08:00AM

After half a century in the music business, Loretta Lynn is to be honored at next month's CMA Awards, when Miranda Lambert and Sheryl Crow deliver a special performance of Lynn's signature song, "Coal Miner's Daughter."

Lambert and Crow also sang a version of the 1970 hit with Lynn on a tribute album due out Nov. 9. The two were among an eclectic group of artists chosen for the album by Lynn herself – who hand-wrote personal notes to each asking them to participate – among them, Carrie Underwood, Faith Hill, Kid Rock, the White Stripes, Paramore, Alan Jackson and Steve Earle.

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Singer Loretta Lynn Breaks Shoulder | Loretta Lynn

Loretta Lynn Breaks Shoulder

Originally posted 06/08/2006 09:10AM

Loretta Lynn broke her shoulder in a fall at her Hurricane Mills, Tenn., home on Sunday, her rep said Wednesday.

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Norah Jones, Dixie Chicks Pick Shortlist

Norah Jones, Dixie Chicks Pick Shortlist

Originally posted 08/25/2004 09:00AM

The Shortlist Music Prize – considered to be a more sophisticated version of the Grammys – has revealed its nominees for its fourth annual awards, which honor an album that failed to capture mainstream attention.

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