Loretta Lynn 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", "Don't Come Home A-Drinkin'", "One's on the Way", "Fist City", and "Coal Miner's Daughter".

Loretta Lynn, the coal miner's daughter and moonshiner's wife who became one of American country music's biggest stars and a leading feminist in the genre, has died at 90

Lynn died at her home in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee, the family said in a statement posted on Twitter on Tuesday.

"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 statement said.

In the male-dominated world of country music in the 1960s and '70s, Lynn built a reputation as a hillbilly feminist who was bold enough and talented enough to write her own songs

In Rated X she sang about the inequities of man-woman relationships and her song The Pill celebrated the sexual freedom that birth control gave women.

She also sang about philandering husbands - a subject she knew about personally. Lynn told an interviewer that 14 of her songs had been banned by radio stations.