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  • Aug 27, 1924
    Oliver "Mooney" Lynn is born in Kentucky. He later marries Loretta Lynn and inspires her rise as a country singer
    Apr 14, 1932
    Loretta Lynn is born in Butcher Holler, Kentucky. Noted for her honest songwriting, she becomes the first woman to win the Country Music Association's Entertainer of the Year award in 1972, landing in the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1988
    Feb 12, 1937
    Jay Lee Webb is born in Butcher Holler, Kentucky. The younger brother of Loretta Lynn, and older brother of Crystal Gayle, he charts three singles between 1967-1971
    Mar 24, 1947
    Peggy Sue Webb is born in Butcher Holler, Kentucky. A sister to both Loretta Lynn and Crystal Gayle, she performs under the name Peggy Sue, sliding into country music's Top 30 during the 1960s, but never attaining the stature of her siblings
    Jan 10, 1948
    Loretta Webb marries Oliver "Mooney" Lynn in Butcher Holler, Kentucky, officially becoming Loretta Lynn. He gives her her first guitar, becomes her first manager, and inspires many of her feisty domestic songs
    Dec 7, 1949
    Loretta Lynn has her first son, Jack Benny Lynn
    Jan 9, 1951
    Brenda Gayle Webb, Loretta Lynn's youngest sister, is born in Paintsville, Kentucky. She adopts the stage name Crystal Gayle, and her pop-influenced country earns a string of hits, including the million-selling "Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue"
    Apr 14, 1953
    "Mooney" Lynn gives his wife, Loretta Lynn, a $17 Sears & Roebuck Harmony guitar for her birthday. The gift lays a foundation for a career that lands her in the Country Music Hall of Fame
    Feb 22, 1959
    Loretta Lynn twice sees her father in a casket in dreams. He dies that night
    Feb 1, 1960
    Loretta Lynn signs her first recording contract with Zero Records. The document requires just three pages

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