Loretta Lynn’s First Tennessee Home For Sale Just Outside Nashville

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Written by Chris Parton
Loretta Lynn’s First Tennessee Home For Sale Just Outside Nashville
Loretta Lynn; Photo credit: David McClister

After selling everything they had and moving from Washington state in 1961, Loretta Lynn and her husband Doolittle moved into a modest home just outside of Nashville — and now that home is up for sale.

According to a local real estate listing, the 1,820-square-foot house features three bedrooms, two baths and a 1980s-era addition, with an asking price of $349,900. Incredibly, it appears to have been used as an AirBnB rental in recent years, and “many of the original features seem to be intact, including much of the knotty pine paneling, cabinets and doors.”

Sitting just north of Music City in Madison, Tennessee — which at the time was a popular suburb for country stars such as Hank Snow, Mother Maybelle Carter and others — Lynn would have moved in after scoring her first Nashville recording deal with Decca Records.

Legend has it that stars of the Grand Ole Opry like Patsy Cline helped Lynn furnish the home with a house warming party, but the future Country Music Hall of Famer didn’t stay in Madison long. By 1963 she and the family had moved to nearby Goodlettesville, and eventually the Lynns settled on a massive ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee, which still draws thousands of fans each year.

Check out more photos of Loretta Lynn’s first Tennessee home here.