Her mom was a big fan of the American actress, who was known for her starring roles in The Farmer's Daughter (1947) and Came to the Stable (1949).
Loretta's sisters, Peggy Sue and Crystal Gayle, are also professional country singers.
Her family was so poor her mother used Sears catalog pages as wallpaper.
Loretta Webb and Oliver "Doolittle" Lynn famously married when she was between 13 and 16 and he was 21.
Doo, as Loretta called him, bought her a $17 Gibson guitar from Sears & Roebuck when she was 18.
Her first single, "Honky Tonk Girl," was released a year after her dad died.
Loretta's oldest daughter married and had her first child at 18. Loretta's youngest children, twin girls, were 2 years old at the time.
Her longtime dress designer, Tim Cobb, got his start creating gowns for the Miss America and Miss USA pageants.
In 2016, Reba revealed that she warms up before going on stage by singing her favourite Loretta song, "If You're Not Gone Too Long.