Country music star Loretta Lynn, a coal miner's daughter, dead at 90

Trailblazer known for enduring hit "Coal Miner's Daughter."

Updated: October 4, 2022 - 11:02am

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Loretta Lynn, the country music star and trailblazer known for the long-repeated hit "Coal Miner's Daughter" and immortalized in the 1980 film of the same name, died on Tuesday at 90. 

Lynn died at her home in Hurricane Mills, Tenn., the Associated Press reported. She was preceded in death by her husband Dolittle Lynn, who passed away in 1996. 

The singer was among the trailblazing female singers that dominated much of the country music circuit in the middle of the 20th century. Lynn's best-known song, "Coal Miner's Daughter," described her life growing up "in a cabin on a hill" in Butcher Hollow, Tenn., 

Among her other popular works was "You Ain't Woman Enough (To Take My Man)." 

She was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1988 and received three Grammys over the course of her career.

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