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Are You Related To Patty Loveless?

Posted by Jean-Yves on Dec 30, 2020

Patty Loveless was born on January 4, 1957, in Pikeville, Kentucky. She was the sixth of seven children born to Naomie (née Bowling; 1921 – 2006) and John Ramey (1921 – 1979) of Elkhorn City, Kentucky.

Like many men in the area, Mr. Ramey worked as a coal miner. Through her patriline, Loveless is first cousins with fellow country singers (and sisters) Loretta Lynn and Crystal Gayle.

Loveless’ interest in music started when she was a young child. In 1969, when she was 12, the Ramey family moved to Louisville, Kentucky. The move was necessitated from her father’s struggles with coalworker’s pneumoconiosis, or black lung disease. The disease was caused by years of working in the coal mines and breathing in coal dust.

Patty Loveless’ Family Tree

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