Saturday Song: Loretta Lynn’s 50th Anniversary On Grand Ole Opry
The night before Loretta Lynn made her “Grand Ole Opry” debut in 1960, the 28-year-old mother of four and her husband, Oliver “Doolittle” Lynn, were so poor they slept in front of the building in their car and shared a doughnut for breakfast the next morning.
Lynn was inducted as an “Opry” member in 1962, and this past Tuesday night she was honored with a commemorative “Opry” show celebrating her 50th anniversary.
Lynn has come a long way from Butcher ‘Holler’, Kentucky. Here are some moments from the past few decades on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry.