Loretta Lynn: 25 Things You Don’t Know About Me (I Own a Whole Town in Tennessee!)

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Loretta Lynn performs during the 2011 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival on June 11, 2011 in Manchester, Tennessee. Getty Images

Country singer Loretta Lynn, whose astounding 58th studio album, Full Circle, is out now, shared 25 fun facts about herself with Us Weekly.

1. My first job was picking strawberries.

2. I own a whole town with its own post office: Hurricane Mills, Tennessee.

3. I’ve seen a ghost there.

4. I love peanut butter anything.

5. Bob Dylan is my favorite songwriter.

6. I cook a pot of beans and a skillet of homemade cornbread once a week.

7. I don’t like to hear myself sing.

8. My favorite movie is Tombstone with Kurt Russell.

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Country Western legend Loretta Lynn at her Tennessee ranch, Saturday, April 10, 2004. Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images

9. I have nine cats.

10. I collect salt and pepper shakers.

11. I still grow a garden every year.

12. I have never worn red nail polish.

13. I like to be alone. That’s when I write.

14. I’ve never liked going to awards shows or parties.

15. I love Pink. She sings with heart.

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Loretta Lynn performing on stage. David Redfern/Redferns

16. I read the Bible almost every single night.

17. My bad habits are candy and snack foods.

18. I had a replica of my childhood home in Kentucky built on my ranch.

19. I just had pink carpet put in my house. My kids are still making fun of me.

20. I have six children, 21 grandchildren and 16 great-grandkids.

21. I can’t swim.

22. I picked Sissy Spacek to play me in Coal Miner’s Daughter.

Sissy Spacek (left) & Loretta Lynn
Sissy Spacek joins country music singer and guitarist Loretta Lynn on stage in 1980. Spacek plays Lynn in the film 'Coal Miner's Daughter,' based on Lynn's life story. Fotos International/Getty Images

23. I’ve always wanted to go to Australia and China.

24. My favorite perfume is Joy by Jean Patou.

25. I’ve always told the driver’s license folks I’m 5-foot-2, but I’m 5-foot-1.

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