Coal Miner Daughter singer and legendary country artist Loretta Lynn is celebrating her birthday today.  The singer turns 83 years old.

Loretta was born in Butcher Hollow, Kentucky in 1932.  Loretta started her music career back in 1959.  That's 56 years folks and she is still going strong touring all over the country.  She just came to Southwest Louisiana last month and performed in Vinton Louisiana.

Loretta is known for her mega hit "Coal Miners Daughter" but what I think she also well known for her duets with the late great Conway Twitty.  In 1975, Loretta teamed up with Conway which bred instant success!  Loretta Lynn and Conway Twitty had five consecutive Number 1 hits between 1971 and 1975.  That is impressive!

With songs like After the Fire Is Gone and Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man, who can forget the legendary hits they made together.

Here is Loretta and Conway performing Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man together back in the day.

Happy Birthday Loretta and many more!