Country music legend Loretta Lynn has died at age 90, her family confirmed Tuesday.
“Our precious mom, Loretta Lynn, passed away peacefully this morning, October 4th, in her sleep at home at her beloved ranch in Hurricane Mills,” the family said in a statement.
Lynn, who was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1988, broke barriers in the industry. The singer-songwriter was known for taking pride in her rural Kentucky background and sang about life and love.
“I’ve stayed the way I started out,” Lynn said in 2011, according to Rolling Stone. “I’m proud that I didn’t change. When I go into a town that people first started loving me, and first started talking about me, I still got those people. Some passed away. But most are still there. And they come to see me every time I go. And that’s good.” Read more >