Loretta Lynn is a well-known country music singer from America. She is also a songwriter and has been active in her career for over 6 decades. Lynn is the most awarded female country singer and has won the Female Artist of the Decade in the 1970s. She has released more than 60 albums in her career and has penned more than 160 songs. Now let’s have a close look on Loretta Lynn’s net worth in 2018.
Loretta Lynn Early Life
Loretta Lynn was born as Loretta Webb on April 14, 1932, in Butcher Hollow, Kentucky to her parents Melvin Theodore “Ted” Webb and Clara Marie “Clary” Webb. She was named after Loretta Young.
In 1953, she received a guitar and started to learn it for the next three years. Lynn herself taught to play the guitar.
At the age of 15, Loretta Lynn got married to Oliver “Doolittle” Lynn in 1948. By the time she reached 19, she had four children named Betty Sue Lynn, Jack Benny Lynn, Ernest Ray Lynn, and Clara Marie Lynn. She also had two more twin daughters, Patsy Eileen and Peggy Jean Lynn.
Two of her children are not alive, and she has also got 27 grandchildren with 16 great-grandchildren.
Loretta Lynn Career
In the late 1950s, Loretta Lynn used to perform in local clubs. Later she went on to form a band called Trailblazers. In 1960, she released the single “I’m a Honky Tonk Girl”. Her debut studio album entitled ‘Loretta Lynn Sings’ was available in December 1963.
In the 1960s, she released the albums ‘Before I’m Over You’, ‘Songs from My Heart…’, ‘Blue Kentucky Girl’, ‘Hymns’, ‘I Like ‘Em Country’. ‘You Ain’t Woman Enough’, ‘Don’t Come Home a Drinkin’’, ‘Singin’ with Feelin’’, and ‘Fist City’. Her albums from the 1970s include ‘Loretta’, ‘Lookin’ Good’, ‘I Lie’, ‘Just a Woman’, and ‘Who Was That Stranger’.
In the 2000s and 2010s, Lynn released many albums like ‘Still Country’, ‘Van Lear Rose’, and ‘Full Circle’. In 2018, she will be releasing the album ‘Wouldn’t It Be Great’. She has also released two Christmas albums, 4 collaboration albums, 2 live albums, 2 independent albums, 26 compilation albums, 2 box sets, and 5 box sets.
From 1971 to 1988, she released 11 studio albums as ‘Loretta Lynn and Conway Twitty’. The albums include ‘Lead Me On’, ‘Country Partners’, ‘Feelins’’, United Talent’, ‘Diamond Duet’, and ‘Two’s a Party’. They have also released 7 compilation albums and 13 singles.
Awards & Achievements
Loretta Lynn has won many accolades in her career. In 1988, she was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. She has won many Grammy Awards and has also received many Academy of Country Music Awards. In 1999, she was inducted into the Country-Gospel Music Hall of Fame. Other awards received by her include Americana Music Association Awards, Music City News Country Awards, American Music Awards, and Country Music Association Awards. She has also received the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Net Worth of Loretta Lynn
Loretta Lynn has an estimated net worth of more than $65 million. She inherited this fortune by releasing a number of albums in her career. She has also released many singles and has also written a number of songs. She has been active in her career for over 60 years and has also released many albums with Conway Twitty. She is the owner of a ranch in Tennessee. It is known as Tennessee’s “7th Largest Attraction”. She has also got a house in Mexico.
Loretta Lynn is considered one of the most popular country singers in the world. She has won many awards in her career. Lynn has also appeared for many other artists like Randy Travis, George Jones, Willie Nelson, and Todd Snider.