Loretta Lynn is one of the most influential country singers of all time. Many know her music or her famous friendship with the late Patsy Cline. Loretta did not have a straight and easy path to becoming a big star. She grew up poor in Kentucky but went on to have an incredible life.\r\n\r\nLet's learn some facts about now 87-year-old Loretta Lynn. For example, did you know that she grew up in a family with seven other children? That must have been chaotic, yet fun! Keep reading to learn more...\r\n1. She is named after actress Loretta Young\r\n\r\n\r\nLoretta Young was an actress mainly known for her roles in '40s films Farmer's Daughter and Come to the Stable. Her mother was reportedly a big fan and named her daughter after the actress.\r\n2. Some of Loretta's sisters are country musicians too\r\n\r\n\r\nLoretta has seven siblings. Two of her sisters, Peggy Sue and Crystal Gayle are also in the country music scene. Have you listened to either of them perform?\r\n3. Her family grew up very poor\r\n\r\n\r\nLoretta's family had eight children, so the family was very poor. She once revealed that her mother used Sears catalogs as wallpaper to try to insulate the house. She also used newspapers. They lived in a small cabin in the mountains of Kentucky.\r\n4. Loretta married young and fast\r\n\r\n\r\nLoretta Webb (her maiden name) and Oliver "Doolittle" Lynn met and got married a month later. Loretta was very young, somewhere between 13 and 16. Doolittle was 21 when they got married. They stayed together until he died in 1996. They had six children together.\r\n\r\nRead onto the NEXT page to learn about the influential gift she got from her husband!\r\n\r\n\r\n5. She got her first guitar from Doolittle\r\n\r\n\r\nHer husband bought her her very first guitar. It was a $17 Gibson guitar from Sears & Roebuck.\r\n6. While they were on a fishing trip, she wrote her first song\r\n\r\n\r\nAccording to Country Living, Loretta said, "One day we went fishing. I don't know why I just sat down and wrote a song. But I remember being shocked that those lyrics just came pourin' out of me. I wrote my very first lyric when I wrote 'Whispering Sea.'"\r\n7. Her father died before her first single came out\r\nhttps:\/\/youtu.be\/QWvDOTfP7ZE\r\n\r\nLoretta's first single "Honky Tonk Girl" came out a year after he died. We are sure he is still so proud and smiling down on Loretta!\r\n8. She is friends with Sissy Spacek\r\n\r\n\r\nSissy portrayed Loretta in the film Coal Miner's Daughter in 1980. She has also performed duets with Loretta in the past. In real life, they are great friends!\r\n\r\nRead onto the NEXT page to learn at what shocking age Loretta became a grandma.\u00a0\r\n\r\n\r\n9. She was a grandmother at 34 years old\r\n\r\n\r\nLoretta had her children very young and her oldest daughter got married and had a baby at age 18. This meant that Loretta was only 34 when she became a grandmother! At the same time, she had two-year-old twins.\r\n10. It has been revealed she writes songs backward\r\n\r\n\r\nMusician Jack White produced her 2004 album. He said, "She's got her own style of writing. She sort of writes with a double chorus, there isn't one chorus, per se, when you listen to her songs. There are two choruses, she starts with the second one and then comes back to the first part."\r\n11. Loretta's ranch is impressive\r\n\r\n\r\nLoretta has her own ranch in Tennessee called Hurricane Mills. It is so large, it has its own zip code and post office. In addition, it has six museums, a concert venue, and an RV campground where you can stay the night. Sounds pretty amazing!\r\n12. She received the Presidential Medal of Freedom\r\n\r\n\r\nShe received the incredible honor in 2013.\r\nLoretta Lynn Recalls Chilling Paranormal Experiences At Her Haunted Estate\r\nClick To Play Daily WordSearch In The New DYR Arcade!