Loretta Lynn was honored with the Crystal Milestone Award during the fifth annual ACM Honors. The award is given to an artist or industry leader to commemorate a specific, remarkable achievement. And Lynn has hundreds of those.
As Lynn remains one of country music’s most beloved and admired artists, she’s been celebrated for her keen songwriting and down-home personality, much like the artist who was selected to pay tribute to her. During the show at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Miranda Lambert, avid Lynn fan and keen songwriter herself, sang “Rated X,” a classic Lynn hit for the crowd.
Lynn named the ACM Artist of the Decade for the 1970s, an honor bestowed after she claimed four Female Vocalist awards, four Vocal Group awards (with Conway Twitty) and ultimately 1975 Entertainer of the Year – the first woman ever to earn that distinction. Lynn joined the Grand Ole Opry in 1962 and the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1988.
In 2014, Loretta celebrated her 50th anniversary in country music. New music is expected in 2015.
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