Loretta Lynn died on Tuesday, October 4th, 2022. She was 90 years old. She passed peacefully in her sleep at home.
Like so many others, I grew up listening to her and many of her songs have been a staple of my life. Not the least of which is Coal Miners Daughter. I was 9 when the movie came out and my mother must have burned through three of the eight tracks of the album, and then three more of the movie soundtrack.
She paved the way for many women in the entertainment industry and brought joy to millions with her shows and music. She will be a tough act to follow.