"Queen of Country Music" dead at 90
Updated: May 24
By: Michael Donegan
Country music legend Loretta Lynn has died at the age of 90.
Lynn, known as the 'Queen of Country Music,' passed away at her Tennessee home October 4, 2022, according to a statement from her family.
Lynn's seven-decade-plus career in music started shortly after she picked up a $17 guitar from Sears. By 1970, she had written the auto-biographical "Coal Miner's Daughter", which became her signature song. It also later became a best-selling book and hit movie starring Sissy Spacek.
Among some of Lynn's other classics: "Out of My Head and Back in My Bed" and "We've Come a Long Way, Baby."
Lynn was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1988 and released her 46th solo album, "Still Woman Enough," in 2021.
Her family says a memorial date will be announced soon.