Loretta Lynn receives another accolade for her legendary career. The 90-year-old will be inducted into the Women Songwriters Hall of Fame on Saturday August 27. Lynn joins an elite cast of female songwriters in this year’s class, including Gloria Estefan, the Indigo Girls, Marilyn Bergman and many more.
“Thank you very much for this award,” says Lynn. “I’m always amazed and honored by every award because it’s all of you who made it all possible. I’ve always loved writing songs even more than singing. more help in life.
Thank you very much for this award. I’m always amazed and honored by every award because it’s all of you who have made…
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Lynn will not be present at the ceremony, which will take place in Washington, DC. His granddaughter, Tayla Lynn, will accept the honor on his behalf.
Lynn is a member of the Grand Ole Opry, Country Music Hall of Fame, Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame and Songwriters Hall of Fame. After his first album, Loretta Lynn singswas released in 1963, the Kentucky native has spent more than 60 years making music – and she’s not done yet.
“12 years ago today I received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award,” Lynn shared in February. “What an honor! Here we are four albums later, three Top Ten, another Grammy nomination, a CMA Lifetime Artist Award and the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and I feel like we’re starting to struggling to warm us up! Time flies when you’re having fun.
Not that Lynn’s career was easy. The country music pioneer faced a lot of controversy early in her career writing songs like ‘The Pill’, ‘Rated ‘X’, ‘Fist City’, ‘Don’t Come Home A-Drinkin’ (With Lovin’ on Your Mind). )” and more. Although Lynn has faced backlash for some of her lyrics, she insists she never intended to write anything other than the truth.
“I just write what I feel, what’s going on with me and my life,” Lynn said. Parade. “A lot of other women happen to have felt the same way. I would never set out to write something just to shock someone; I’m not that smart. It’s always been about truth and whether that means the radio wants to ban it, well that’s their problem. Most of my records that they banned went to #1 anyway.
Find all of Lynn’s music by visiting her website. Tickets for the live stream of the Women Songwriters Hall of Fame induction ceremony are available here.