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Happy Birthday Loretta Lynn-Today In Country History

The Music and Memories of April 14

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1986- Alabama wins their fifth consecutive Entertainer of the Year Award from the Academy Of Country Music.  In addition, that night they take home their sixth ACM for Vocal Group of the Year.

1958- Don Gibson hits No. 1 with his composition ‘Oh Lonesome Me.’


Loretta Lynn, 1935.  Born in Butcher Holler Kentucky, she is immortalized in the song that inspired the movie of her life, ‘Coal Miner’s Daughter.’  Married at age thirteen and a mother by fourteen, she becomes one of Country Music’s most popular female acts of all-time.  In 1988, Loretta is inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame, after being the only woman named the Academy of Country Music’s Artist of the Decade for the ’70s.  More impressively, in the 2000’s she makes a comeback in popularity working with rocker Jack White on the Grammy winning project ‘Van Lear Rose.’  Then, in 2010 she celebrates 50 years in Country Music with a tribute album on Sony music, a new music video updating ‘Coal Miner’s Daughter’ with Sheryl Crow and Miranda Lambert, and his honored on the ACM’s ‘Women of Country Music’ television special.

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