Loretta Lynn

Loretta Lynn, the first woman to be named Entertainer of the Year by the Country Music Association and a 60-year member of the Grand Ole Opry, died at her home in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee, on Oct. 4 at the age of 90. One of her last concerts in the area was in Greensboro, North Carolina, on May 10, 2013. Michael R. Wilborne of South Boston was in the audience and took photos of the award winning country music entertainer as she belted out many of her greatest hits including, “You Ain’t Woman Enough,” “Wine Women and Song,” “When the Tingle Becomes a Chill,” “You’re Lookin’ at Country,” and more. As always, she concluded her concert with her autobiographical song, “Coal Miner’s Daughter.”

On Oct. 4, America lost her queen — the queen of country music, Loretta Lynn.

She was born Miss Loretta Webb in Butcher Holler, Kentucky, on April 14, 1932. Lynn was the first-born child to Clara Marie (Clary) Ramey and Melvin Theodore Webb, known by family and friends as Ted.