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Loretta Lynn is survived by four children, 25 grandchildren, more than 24 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
Loretta's four children are successful, but she once admitted to feeling worried and sorry for her youngest children.
Some of her children inherited her singing skills and followed in her footsteps.
Without a doubt, the country music industry will never be the same without American singer-songwriter Loretta Lynn. Winner of numerous awards, the showbiz legend has dedicated nearly 60 years of her life to entertaining country music lovers with her incredible sound.
After many incredible decades in the entertainment industry, Loretta has finally passed away. According to a statement released by Loretta's family, the singer died peacefully in her sleep at her Hurricane Mills ranch in Tennessee on October 4, 2022, aged 90.
Loretta Lynn performs at the Adrian Phillips Ballroom on July 31, 2004 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. | Source: Getty Images
The singer will be widely remembered by her fans for her beautiful music. But at the same time, outside of her career, she will never be forgotten for being an incredible mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-grandmother. The star's journey to establishing such a large family began in 1948 when she married Oliver "Doolittle" Lynn.
At the time, Loretta was just 15 years old, while Oliver was six years older than her. The couple had known each other for a very short time. However, they decided that forever was the deal.
A few months after getting married, Loretta and Oliver welcomed their first child. By the time Loretta was 20, she and her husband, a talent manager, were raising four children. For the music guru, having a family so young was difficult. According tothey are:
"I've been through a lot and put up with a lot. Every song I've written has come from her heart."
After initially welcoming four children, Loretta and Oliver would have two more. Fortunately, by this point, the singer had already become one of the best-selling female artists in country music, so she didn't have to struggle financially.
For the next few decades, Loretta raised her children as best she could, but sadly, she had to say goodbye to two of them at some point.
Their first son Jack drowned in an accident in 1984, while their daughter Betty passed away in 2013 after battling complications from emphysema.
Jack was a successful farmer before he died, while Betty followed in her mother's footsteps to pursue a career as a country music singer and songwriter.
Considering the death of two children, Loretta left four children. At theAdditionFor the children, the singer had 25 grandchildren, more than 24 great-grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
The famous daughter of Loretta Lynn
All parents want their children to succeed, and Loretta was no different. Lucky for the singer, she had the privilege of witnessing the success of her children following in her footsteps.
Born April 7, 1952, Loretta's third child, Clara "Cissie" Marie, is a country singer and songwriter. He worked with his mother many times before the Grammy winner's death.
In 2011, Loretta helped Cissie and her husband, John Beams, produce two albums. But despite her collaborations with her mother, Cissie has a fan base that enjoys listening to her music.
Overall, it's safe to say that Cissie doesn't live in her mother's shadow. Interested readers can listen to the singer showcasing her talent.here.
While Cissie enjoys the attention she receives as a singer, her younger brother, Ernest, does not. He was born on May 27, 1954 and prefers to live out of the public eye for most of his life.
However, Ernest is an artist, like his mother, and even opened shows for her and performed with her during her time in show business.
In June 2021, a YouTube video shared on the Country Rebel channel showed Ernest displaying his musical talents. In the clip, the singer covered George Strait's "Troubadour", and fans loved it. Some viewers noted that Ernest had an amazing voice, just like his mother.According toA fan:
"She has a country accent like her mother. Beautiful song, and she sang it well."
While Cissie and Ernest are doing well in their music careers, they are the most famous of Loretta's four children. The couple's younger siblings and twins Peggy and Patsy Lynn are. They joined the brood on August 6, 1964 and successfully worked their way to the top.
A fan commenting on Ernest's performance after seeing him perform.
Like their older siblings, Peggy and Patsy are singers and love to perform together. In the late '90s, the duo worked hard to make a name for themselves.
They performed in local bars and restaurants for some time until a Reprise Records executive spotted them and offered them a recording contract.
The next few years were rewarding for the twins. In 1997, Peggy and Patsy released their biggest hit, "From woman to woman."
Over the next two years, the twins earned nominations for Vocal Duo of the Year at the CMA Awards. After that, it was a smooth ride for Peggy and Patsy.
In addition to their singing careers, the duo also have acting credits on "Walker", "Fire Down Below", and "Texas Ranger". While the twins may have been fine, there was a time when the late singer admitted that she felt sorry for them andexplained:
"I don't mind the older kids. They remember what it was like when we were poor. But the twins always got everything they ever wanted. I feel sorry for them."
But despite Loretta's feelings for her youngest children, the twins turned out to be the most successful of her six children.
Meanwhile, the "You Ain't Woman Enough" singer's children aren't the only family members following in her footsteps. One of Loretta's granddaughters, Tayla Lynn, also has a successful career as a country singer. Interested readers can check out Tayla singinghere.
She signed to Skyville Records in 2007 and has released several songs including her first solo project "The Ranch" released in 2016 and her album "Taylor Lynn Sings Loretta Lynn".
Over the years, Tayla has recalled how her grandmother, whom she called "Meemaw", inspired her to become a singer. She remembers seeing her grandmother and father, Ernest, perform together on stage, which motivated her to choose a similar career path.
In addition to being an inspiration as a singer for her granddaughter, Loretta was also an example of a loving grandmother for Tayla. When the latter struggled with addiction, Loretta chose a more powerful way to help her instead of screaming. According to Tayla, she was not allowed to tour with Loretta. Her toonoted:
"Touring with her was like heaven for me, being able to be on her bus and have dinner with her and sit with her in the back after shows to report the show. That was my favorite thing in the world. But she wouldn't let that happen. I had problems."
Thankfully, Loretta's approach worked better. She also helped form a strong grandmother-grandson bond, which is why Tayla was sore when the showbiz legend passed away. In his homage to Loretta, the singerhe wrote:
"This loss. This pain. We all feel it. You feel it like I do. Like family. You are family. To her, you were her family for so long."
However, Tayla took comfort in knowing that knowing Jesus was something shelorettaso much joy and comfort. The late singer will always be missed by her fans, friends and family. May her soul rest in peace.