It's hard to believe that the Coal Miners Daughter turned 81 years old over the weekend. Not only is Loretta Lynn in the Country Music Hall of Fame, but proves to us all the time how and why she got in there - timeless music, and being nice to the people who made her a star - her fans.

Our friends at the Nashville Tennessean have put together a photo gallery, and we share this with you, with pride. Happy Birthday, Ms Loretta - and thank you for all the great country music throughout the years!