Loretta Lynn, Zip Code Owner

February 1, 2008 — How many country stars can say they own an entire zip code? Legend Loretta Lynn can.

Loretta lives in an 1817 plantation house in Hurricane Mills, Tenn., a farm and village 70 miles west of Nashville that she purchased with her now-deceased husband, Mooney “Doolittle” Lynn, more than 40 years ago.

“We was out for a Sunday drive, and we drove by this big ol’ white house, and I looked up on this big ol’ hill and said, ‘I want that house right there,'” Loretta told The Tennessean.

Now the property houses a museum with thousands of pieces of her memorabilia, plus the kitchen where she filmed her famous Crisco commercials in the 1970s and a replica of the mine that got her the nickname the Coal Miner’s Daughter.

Since the Lynns bought all of Hurricane Mills, the entire zip code is owned by Loretta, meaning that the post office actually rents from her.

Look for Loretta Feb. 9 on GAC’s How Great Thou Art: Gospel Favorites From The Grand Ole Opry. Hosted by Nan Kelley, the concert special will also feature performances by Carrie Underwood, Dierks Bentley, Charlie Daniels, Ronnie Milsap, Trace Adkins, Vince Gill and Sara Evans, among others.