Country music legend Loretta Lynn had an incredible career that spanned more than six decades. She toured steadily from the 1960s into the 2010s and only decided to give up performing on stage after developing a health issue. Sadly, the music icon passed away at the age of 90 on October 4, 2022. Here’s an overview of Loretta Lynn’s most recent work and later life.
Loretta Lynn Was Born In 1932 And Passed Away In 2022
Loretta Lynn lived to the ripe old age of 90 years old. Born and raised in tiny Butcher Hollow, Kentucky, she was the eldest of eight siblings born into a coal mining family. Despite her humble beginnings and a difficult marriage, the feisty, pint-sized singer went on to become a country music superstar.
How Long Did She Continue Working?
Though Lynn decided to stop touring in 2017 after suffering a stroke, she didn’t stop making albums and performed a show on her birthday in 2019. In March 2021, at the age of 89, the country icon released her 50th studio album, Still Woman Enough.
The “Whispering Sea” singer also owned the Loretta Lynn Ranch in Tennessee, which is one of the state’s largest campgrounds and top tourist attractions. Boasting 3,500 acres, it hosts all kinds of cool music events, features a museum, and is filled with fun activities for lovers of the outdoors.
She Remained In Good Health For Most Of Her Life
For a nonagenarian, it appears that Lynn stayed remarkably healthy and active. She fully recovered from her 2017 stroke, but she fell while at home and broke her hip a year later. The tabloids seized on this moment to claim she was near death. However, the country icon quickly shot back at the claims with a Facebook video.
“Well, through the years they’ve said I’m broke, homeless, cheating, drinking, gone crazy, terminally ill, and even dead! Poor things can’t ever get it right,” she wrote in the caption accompanying the video. “I guess if those old pesky tabloids are harassing me then they’re giving someone else a break……but I’m about an inch from taking ’em to Fist City!”
We love that Loretta Lynn stayed as fierce and feisty as ever! She was always able to give the tabloids as good as she got. We’re so glad she was able to keep doing what she loved and standing up for herself for so many years. Country music just won’t be the same without her.