Loretta Lynn Accepts Kris Kristofferson Lifetime Achievement Award

Loretta Lynn Accepts Kris Kristofferson Lifetime Achievement Award

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Nashville Songwriter Awards 2019 - Stage, Nashville - 17 September 2019
Photo by Tammie Arroyo/AFF-USA.com

In a rare appearance, Loretta Lynn made her way to the Ryman stage to accept the Kris Kristofferson Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2nd annual Nashville Songwriter Awards in Nashville on Tuesday night (Sept. 17).

Nashville Songwriter Awards 2019 - Stage, Nashville - 17 September 2019
Photo by Tammie Arroyo/AFF-USA.com

After suffering a stroke in 2017, Loretta’s most recent public appearance was at her 87th birthday party at Bridgestone arena with special guest such as Keith Urban, Tanya Tucker, Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood and many more A-list stars.

[RELATED: Loretta Lynn Gets The Gift of Meeting Herself During Birthday Celebration]

Helped  to the stage by Kid Rock and her son Ernest Ray Lynn, Loretta accepted the night’s biggest honor for her contributions to music. She was also honored by fellow country artist’s performing her hits, including Kellie Pickler singing “I’m a Honky Tonk Girl,” her granddaughter Tayla Lynn performing “Coal Miner’s Daughter” and Reba McEntire performing “You Ain’t Woman Enough.”

Reba took to Instagram to share a backstage photo with Loretta on her special night.

“Had a ball getting to honor my hero and buddy @lorettalynnofficial last night with the Kris Kristofferson Lifetime Achievement Award at the #nashvillesongwriterawards!,” Reba wrote.

The evening also included performances by Jason Aldean, Dean Dillon, Florida Georgia Line, Sam Hunt, Lee Brice, Chris Janson, Dierks Bentley, Cole Swindell and more.

[RELATED: Keith Urban Jumps Out of Loretta Lynn’s Birthday Cake During Star-Studded Celebration]

Other winners include:

Song of the Year – “Break Up in the End” performed by Cole Swindell
Written by Jessie Jo Dillon, Jon Nite and Chase McGill

Songwriter/Artist of the Year – Luke Combs

Songwriter of the Year – Josh Osborne

 Keystone Award – George Strait

The White Hat Award – U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN)

 

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