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Loretta Lynn

Loretta Lynn Postpones Upcoming Shows Following Death of Her Grandson Jeffrey Allen

Originally posted 06/08/2016 10:20PM

Loretta Lynn's grandson, Jeffrey Allen Lynn, has died. He was 47.

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FROM EW: Loretta Lynn Comes Full Circle Ahead of New Album

FROM EW: Loretta Lynn Comes Full Circle Ahead of New Album

Originally posted 02/29/2016 04:00PM

Back with her first album in more than a decade, The First Lady of Country Music, 83, opens up about working with Johnny Cash's son and Willie Nelson

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Filed Under: Country, Loretta Lynn
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What 'Not Necessarily Appropriate' Song Did Miranda Perform at ACM Honors?

Miranda Lambert and Fellow Country Stars Gather For an Intimate Night of Celebrating at ACM Honors

Originally posted 09/02/2015 10:15AM

Miranda Lambert isn't one to shy away from a bold performance.

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CMT Awards Makeover: Today's Stars with Throwback Hair

Originally posted 06/04/2014 07:00AM

Like peanut butter and jelly or, say, the Internet and cat videos, country music and major hair just go together.

And while today's crop of Nashville regulars put plenty of time (read: hairspray) into their dos, we'd really like to see these singers return to the genre's roots (pun intended).

Ahead of Wednesday's CMT Music Awards, we're playing stylist for the female video of the year nominees to imagine what they'd look like rocking the styles and, more importantly, hair of yesteryear.

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Meet Country Music's New Guard of Entertainers | Garth Brooks, Luke Bryan

Is Luke Bryan the Next Garth Brooks?: Meet Country Music's New Guard of Entertainers

Originally posted 03/26/2014 03:00PM

The Academy of Country Music awards are just a banjo solo away, broadcasting on Sunday, April 6th on CBS.

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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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Filed Under: Death, Loretta Lynn
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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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