Loretta Lynn was still a teenager when she married Oliver “Doo” Lynn on January 10, 1948. While the marriage was shaky at times, Doo remained Loretta’s strongest supporter in her career. He is the one who helped her get on the path to stardom by buying her a guitar and helping book her early radio appearances.
Many years and six children later, Loretta was one of the biggest stars in country music, with Doo by her side. He also served as the inspiration behind some of Lynn’s fiery hits, including “Fist City” and “Don’t Come Home A Drinkin’.” But despite their troubles, Loretta and Doo remained married for 48 years, until Doo’s death on August 22, 1996.
While Doo was the subject of some of Loretta’s feisty tunes, he has also been the subject of admiration in many of her interviews. Over the years, Loretta has made it clear just how much she loved, and still loves Doo.
We’ve put together a list of some of the sweetest things that Loretta has ever said about her beloved husband and number one fan, Doo Lynn.