Loretta Lynn Net Worth 2020, Biography, Education and Career.
Loretta Lynn Net Worth 2020 – Melodious voice, old rustic feel and chart busting tracks have made Loretta Lynn what she is today. A star performer, Lynn has had a glorious 50 years of career in which she played a dominant role in changing the world music scenario.
Loretta Lynn was born Loretta Webb on April 14, 1932, in Butcher Hollow, Kentucky under the birth sign Aries. Loretta is an American and belongs to Mixed ethnicity (Scots-Irish and Cherokee descent).
Lynn is the second of eight children born to her parents Melvin Ted Webb and Clara “Clary” Marie. Her parents named her after film star Loretta Young. Her father died in 1959 at the age of 52 due to black lung cancer whereas her mother died in 1981.
Two of her sisters, Crystal Gayle (1951) and Peggy Sue Wright (1943) also pursued a country music career and her brother Jay Lee Webb (1937-1996) did the same. Her other siblings are Melvin Webb (1929-1993), Herman Webb (1934), Donald Ray Webb (1941-2017), and Betty Ruth Webb (1946).
Loretta grew up in a mining community near Paintsville with her family as her father professionally was a coal miner, farmer, and a storekeeper.
Loretta Lynn bought a Harmony guitar for $17 and taught herself to play. Within three years, she improved playing. Lynn at first started singing in local clubs and later formed her own band called the Trailblazers with her brother Jay Lee Webb in the band. On February 2, 1960, she signed her first contract with Zero records.
The recording session performed in Hollywood included some of Lynn’s own compositions like Whispering Sea, New Rainbow, Heartache Meet Mister Blues and I’m A Honky Tonk Girl. The records became hit.
On September 25, 1962, she joined The Grand Ole Opry and was set on becoming a top star. In 1962 her single “Success” made it to the Top 10 followed by many of her other singles.
In 1964, her single “Before I’m Over You” reached No. 4 and “Wine. Women and song” made it to No. 3.In the year 1965, she maintained her solo career with hits like “Happy Birthday”, Blue Kentucky Girl and “The Home You’re Tearing”. That year her two albums, Songs from My Heart and Blue Kentucky Girl were released.
She recorded albums like “Singin’ Again” and “If We Put Our Heads Together” with Ernest Tubb in 1967 and 1969 respectively. “You Ain’t Women Enough” became a No. 1 Hit in 1996.
She began writing songs with a feminist viewpoint after that. From 1967 to 1980 she achieved a breakthrough success. Her album “Don’t Come Home A-Drinkin” in 1967 became No. 1 and one of the first albums by a female country singer to get 500000 copies to be sold.
Her other albums between her breakthrough success tenure were Fist City, Your Squaw Is on the Warpath and “What Kind of a Girl(Do You Think I am)”. Her singles like “You’ve Just Stepped In”, “Women of the World (Leave My World Alone)’, “Coal Miner’s Daughter” and Rated x continued to be on the charts and top them as well.
Lynn came out with another album called “Love Is the Foundation” in 1973. Loretta became the first American female artist to chart over 50 Top 10 hits in the early 80’s. Her duet with Conway Twitty in 1971 was hit. They became a vocal duo in many years to come. They released an album together called “Dynamic Duo” in 1977.
Loretta recorded an album dedicated to Patsy Cline who was a country singer and her friend who had died in a plane crash in 1963. The album was called” I Remember Patsy”.
In 1980 and 1981 her other two albums Loretta a Looking Good made it to the hit list. One of her last solo releases was “Heart Don’t Do this to me” in 1985.
Loretta Lynn is an American country music star who has a net worth of $65 million. She made a successful comeback in 2004 with the album Van Lear Rose. She also has published her autobiography “Still Women Enough” and a cookbook called “You’re cooking it Country”
In 2016, Lynn released her 40th studio album, Full Circle featuring Elvis Costello and Willie Nelson. The album also became the 40th album to hit the top ten Billboard’s best-selling Country LPS list.
The same year, she also released her first Christmas album in 50 years, White Christmas Blue. As of 2018, she is about to release her new album, Wouldn’t It Be Great but was delayed because of her health problem.