From the Associated Press:NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Loretta Lynn, the Kentucky coal miner’s daughter whose frank songs about life and love as a woman in Appalachia pulled her out of poverty and made her a pillar of country music, has died. She was 90.
In a statement provided to The Associated Press, Lynn’s family said she died Tuesday at her home in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee.
“Our precious mom, Loretta Lynn, passed away peacefully this morning, October 4th, in her sleep at home in her beloved ranch in Hurricane Mills,” the family said in a statement. They asked for privacy as they grieve and said a memorial will be announced later.
Lynn already had four children before launching her career in the early 1960s, and her songs reflected her pride in her rural Kentucky background.
Loretta Lynn (née Webb; April 14, 1932 – October 4, 2022) was an American singer-songwriter. In a career which spanned six decades in country music, Lynn released multiple gold albums. She had hits such as "You Ain't Woman Enough (To Take My Man)", "Don't Come Home A-Drinkin' (With Lovin' on Your Mind)", "One's on the Way", "Fist City", and "Coal Miner's Daughter". In 1980, the film Coal Miner's Daughter was made based on her life.
Lynn received many awards and other accolades for her groundbreaking role in country music, including awards from both the Country Music Association and Academy of Country Music as a duet partner and an individual artist. She was nominated 18 times for a Grammy Award, and won three times. As of 2022, Lynn was the most awarded female country recording artist, and the only female ACM Artist of the Decade (1970s). Lynn scored 24 No. 1 hit singles and 11 number one albums. She ended 57 years of touring on the road after she suffered a stroke in 2017 and then broke her hip in 2018.
If the Television Crossover Hall of Fame had looser standards (than it already has), she could make it into the Hall on just appearances on talk shows and variety programs alone. And that wouldn’t even be on a national level; there would be so many from regional television centered around Nashville.
But Ms. Lynn’s “televersion”, the Loretta Lynn who existed in Earth Prime-Time rather than just Earth Prime, qualifies for membership thanks to appearances on a game show whose televersion is already a member of the TVXOHOF and for her association with the Muppets, as well as trips through Lanford, Ohio and Hazzard County….
Here are the credits which gained her access into the Hall of Fame:
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson
17 episodes (1973-1989)
Self - Musical Guest
From Yahoo! Entertainment:
Speaking with Yahoo Entertainment in 2018, [Sissy] Spacek discussed how she nearly turned down the opportunity to play Lynn in Michael Apted's much-loved film, which also starred Tommy Lee Jones and Beverly D'Angelo. "Loretta would go on Johnny Carson all the time saying, 'Sissy Spacek is gonna play me!'" recalled the actress.
1] Johnny Carson’s televersion, as well as his televersion of ‘The Tonight Show’ are members of the TVXOHOF.
2] I don't know why, but I can't find any pictures of Ms. Lynn with Carson....
- Loretta Lynn (1978)
... Self - Special Guest Star
With the regular theater being fumigated, Kermit and the gang have to stage the show at an active train station.
The Hollywood Squares (Daytime)
At least six episodes
Self – Panelist
This variety special gets a mention because of the legendary headliner’s standing as one of the original inductees into the TVXOHOF.
- Find Loretta Lynn (1980)
While stopped at the Boar's Nest, Loretta Lynn is kidnapped by a trio who want her to offer tips about breaking into the music business.
- Big Bird and the Stop Sign (1985)
For Sesame Street, she sang "Count on Me" with the Count, which was also separately recorded for the 1981 album Sesame Country. She also appeared on the show performing "Songs Are For Singing" with the kids.
April 1988, May 1989
Self - Panelist
- Lanford Daze (1993)
The Conners prepare for the 'Founding Fathers Day' celebration in Lanford. Roseanne sets up a food booth, where she meets the one and only, Loretta Lynn.
All of the synopses shared above are from the IMDb, except for the Yahoo! Entertainment excerpt and the 'Sesame Street' information which is from the Muppet Fandom wiki.
Here are two other members of the Television Crossover Hall of Fame with Loretta Lynn....
Good night and may God bless Loretta Lynn. I’m sorry it was under these circumstances, but welcome to the Hall….