Loretta Lynn Says In Interview She Doesn’t Remember 1st Time She Sang At Opry

Loretta Lynn Says In Interview She Doesn’t Remember 1st Time She Sang At Opry | Country Music Videos

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Over half a century ago, Loretta Lynn became a member of the Grand Ole Opry. Although the “Coal Miner’s Daughter” singer is now considered a legendary figure in country music, Loretta had to work her way up the ladder to earn such a status.

During an interview, Loretta discussed her first Opry appearance, which was on October 15, 1960, about two years before she became a member.

I remember patting my foot and that’s it. I don’t remember even singing,” she said.

Loretta said that before her first performance at the Opry, she and her husband Doo had come to Nashville for her to record her first record. The two of them had to sleep in their car overnight because they didn’t have enough money for a hotel.

As chances would be, Doo had parked the car across from the Opry itself, something Loretta thought was quite incredible.

Loretta fondly recalled that even though they didn’t have much money, Doo went and bought them some doughnuts and they ate them in the car.

Today, Loretta has sold over 48 million albums worldwide. She sure has come a long way since the day she spent sleeping in her car with only enough money to afford a few doughnuts.

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Enjoy watching Loretta talk about her early Opry memories in the clip below.

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