The country is in mourning. The world of song has just lost Loretta Lynn, who died at the age of 90, according to a press release from her family. The Kentucky native was one of the first women to rise to the top of country music in the United States in the 1960s and 1970s, speaking more openly than ever before about women’s sexuality and intimate life.
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Her 1966 hit “You Ain’t Woman Enough (To Take My Man)” went straight to the top of the charts and made her the first country singer to write a number one hit. The same year, she had written with “Dear Uncle Sam” one of the first titles evoking the tragedy of the Vietnam War.
“Loretta stopped singing”
In 2021, a month before turning 89, she released the album “Still Woman Enough,” which included re-recordings and new material. In Billboard magazine, she had confided that she would never retire from music: “When I am six feet under, they will be able to say: Loretta has stopped singing. »