Our blue Kentucky girl, Loretta Lynn, celebrates her 82nd big day.

In the 1960's she was the #1 female country artist and songwriter.

This year's been big for Loretta. In November, she was presented the Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama. Former President Clinton was also a recipient.

Her sold-out performances continue. She only works when she wants to so if get a chance to see her, don't miss it.

The songs she wrote, the tunes she sang, the life she's lived... an icon. Happy Birthday lady Loretta!