She's spunky, outspoken, beautiful, and not to mention talented! She broke down barriers for women in country music and is the most awarded female country recording artist.
She was the second of eight children born to a coal miner in Butcher Hollow, Kentucky. She married her husband, Oliver "Doolittle" Lynn, in 1948 at the age of 15 and had her first of six children when she was 16.
Her husband bought her a guitar in 1953 and Lynn taught herself how to play and eventually started her own band.
Soon after, she became the Loretta Lynn we've come to know and love. She has 16 No. 1 hits, 70 songs that made it on the charts, and has sung with many legendary artists including frequent duet partner, Conway Twitty.
Lynn's lyrics focused on blue-collar women's issues, cheating husbands and unwanted mistresses, inspired by issues she faced in her own marriage.
With so many iconic songs, it's hard to narrow it down to the best ones, but we did it!
Let's check out seven songs that prove Loretta Lynn is the ultimate Queen of Country!