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Loretta Lynn Net Worth, Biography & Wiki 2017
Loretta Lynn was born Loretta Webb on April 14, 1932 in Butcher Hollow, Kentucky, USA, of Irish, Cherokee and Scots descent. Loretta has seven siblings, three of whom are also involved in the music industry. Loretta has been active in her career for more than 50 years, and is not only one of the most prominent country music representatives in song, but is also an author and a songwriter, and has received many awards for her contributions to the music industry.
So just how rich is the famous country music singer Loretta Lynn? Loretta’s net worth is currently estimated by sources to be $70 million, virtually all accumulated from her activities in the country music industry, particularly in the USA.
Loretta Lynn Net Worth $70 Million
Loretta Lynn started performing in local clubs in 1959, and with her brother Jay Lee Web formed the band called Trailblazers. Then Loretta won a television talent contest that took place in Washington, and her performance was noticed by Norm Burley from Zero Records company, who offered to work with her. This partnership certainly started Loretta Lynn’s net worth growing. In 1960 she released her first album named Honky Tonk Girl, and has subsequently released around 60 albums. Year after year there was a new album, and mostly there were two or three albums releases per year, which have undoubtedly laid the foundation to Loretta Lynn’s net worth. Some of her albums were certified as Gold: Don`t Come Home a Drinkin` (With Lovin` on Your Mind) (1967), Coal Miner`s Daughter (1970), Lead Me On (1972), and Honky Tonk Angels (1993). These Gold albums especially benefitted to the overall amount of Loretta Lynn net worth. There were around 500,000 copies sold of the album named Don`t Come Home a Drinkin`, which brought Loretta huge fame in the music industry.
Many of the songs recorded by Loretta Lynn made the top positions of various charts. She has had ten Number 1 albums and sixteen Number 1 singles on the country charts. In 1972, Loretta Lynn was rewarded by being named the Entertainer of the Year by Country Music Association, the first female singer to receive this honour. In total, sales of her albums have reached 45 million copies internationally. In the 1970s Loretta Lynn enlarged her net worth when she joined Conway Twitty, and together they released a couple of recordings: After the Fire Is Gone, and Lead Me On among others.
However, because of Loretta Lynn’s stand on several controversial issues, including such diverse topics as birth control and the Vietnam war, country music radio stations were often rather reluctant to play her songs, even banning nine of them, but Lynn pushed on to become “The First Lady of Country Music”. In 1980, her best-selling 1976 autobiography “Coal Miner’s Daughter” was made into an Academy Award-winning film “Coal Miner’s Daughter”, starring Sissy Spacek and Tommy Lee Jones which was both popular and critically acclaimed.
Loretta Lynn married Oliver Lynn when she was 15 years old, and welcomed her first baby soon afterwards, followed by five more children. In her 2002 autobiography, “Still Woman Enough”, Loretta wrote that the relationship was often stormy, but they remained together until Oliver died in 1996.