Loretta Lynn (born April 14, 1935 in Butcher Hollow,Van Lear, Kentucky) is an American country singer who was the leading country female vocalist during much of the 1960's and 1970's. In the 1970's she became one of the most famous women in all of America and frequently made "most admired women" polls alongside first ladies and world leaders. According to Songfacts
, Loretta Lynn's superstar Country career started in 1960 when she recorded " I'm a Honky Tonk Girl
" as her debut single. The song was a minor hit, climbing to #14 on Billboard's C&W Chart.