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Loretta Lynn was Nashville’s first prominent woman to write and record her own material, and was one of the first female music stars to generate her own hits.
Karen Grigsby / USA Today Network – Tennessee

NASHVILLE — Country music legend Loretta Lynn suffered a stroke at her Tennessee home Thursday night and was hospitalized, according to a post on her official website.

Maria Malta, a publicist for Lynn, confirmed Friday that the 85-year-old singer and songwriter was admitted into a Nashville hospital after suffering the stroke at her home in Hurricane Mills, the Associated Press reported.

According to the Friday afternoon post on her website, Lynn is “currently under medical care and is responsive and expected to make a full recovery.”

Upcoming events on her tour schedule will be postponed; more information on those dates will be posted on Lynn’s website (LorettaLynn.com) in the coming days.

In April, Lynn…