Loretta Lynn was a mother at fourteen, and had four children by the time she was eighteen and taught herself to play guitar. She became a member of the Grand Ole Opry in 1963, and the following year, her first album went Number 1. She was the first female artist to win the Country Music Association's Entertainer of the Year. Her first book, Coal Miner's Daughter hit the bestseller lists and became an Oscar-winning film. Today, she lives in Tennessee. Patsl Bale Cox collaborated on the New York Times best-selling Nickel Dreams, the autobiography of Tanya Tucker. She is also a member of the Grammy nominating committee and lives in Tennessee.