Loretta Lynn’s Lifetime In Country Music

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Loretta Lynn Van Lear Rose

Loretta Lynn, one of the true living legends of country music, will be among the artists to receive lifetime achievement awards at the Americana Music Association Honors and Awards ceremony in Nashville in September 2014. She will be given the Lifetime Achievement Award for songwriting, in honour of a songbook including such greats as ‘Don’t Come Home a Drinkin’ (With Lovin’ on Your Mind),’ ‘Fist City,’ ‘The Pill’ and the composition that lent its title to the film about her life starring Sissy Spacek, ‘Coal Miner’s Daughter.’

Lynn is widely respected as one of the founders of modern-day country. In between her first appearance in 1960 with ‘I’m A Honky Tonk Girl’ and 1988, she placed 76 singles on the country chart, including 16 No. 1s. Her most recent showing on the survey came on a version of ‘Coal Miner’s Daughter’ with Sheryl Crow and Miranda Lambert, from a tribute album to her of that name.

Loretta was elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1988, and among countless CMA Awards, she was voted Female Vocalist of the Year in 1967, 1972 and 1973. She won a whole new audience with the help of producer and avowed fan Jack White on the 2004 album ‘Van Lear Rose,’ which went to No. 2 on the country chart. She continues to tour, with dates listed on her website through to October.

Also due to be honoured at the Americanas in September are the great singer-songwriter Jackson Browne, who’ll receive the “Spirit of Americana” Free Speech Award; Flaco Jiménez, the Conjunto accordionist from San Antonio, Texas, in the instrumental category; and Grammy-winning New York blues veteran Taj Mahal in the performance category.

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  1. Lanitawallace

    July 8, 2014 at 11:30 pm

    We love Loretta,

  2. Oscar Martin

    July 8, 2014 at 11:37 pm

    Loretta, I have been a fan for all of your career. Loved the movie and every time I hear”Coal miners Daughter”, I get choked up. You have been a legend not only to country women but to young women everywhere. Thank you for your music and the influence you’ve had and continue to have on all of us-your loving fans.

  3. Alice Vollentine's

    July 8, 2014 at 11:41 pm

    My favorite singer in the world. She is the best.

  4. Jan

    July 9, 2014 at 3:12 am

    The classiest Lady of Country Music!

  5. Irene k andrews

    July 9, 2014 at 5:42 am

    I love all your songs ms Lynn I have you and Conway together god bless you you bare a great singer and thank you

  6. Barry Brennand

    July 9, 2014 at 8:56 am

    A Very well deserved Award Thank you for our Enjoyment listening to youre Music Long may it continue

  7. Linde Cavanagh

    July 9, 2014 at 11:14 am

    Well done well earned and about time

  8. felix

    July 9, 2014 at 1:01 pm

    Ever since I was a kid, I liked you and patty kline. Was shocked when she was killed! Love your music!

  9. Bob Heneault

    July 13, 2014 at 6:26 am

    Saw Loretta onces with Conway twitty in montreal the 2 will always be the best

  10. Errol Smith

    July 18, 2014 at 8:51 am

    Sincere Lady, Sincere Singer.

  11. Jeanne

    November 10, 2015 at 1:03 pm

    All of my childhood I grew up listening to Loretta and Conway twit ty blasting at 6am. Now I listen to them on pandora in my car every time I drive I love them both.

  12. Paulette

    March 4, 2016 at 9:33 pm

    I love Loretta & Conway together or seperate. They both sing so well. Loved the movie about her life. Really touched my heart. Thank You Loretta. Keep on singing.

  13. karen

    April 15, 2016 at 1:40 am

    You are the GREATEST!!!

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