LORETTA LYNN HONORED BY ARTISTS, INDUSTRY AT 50TH ANNIVERSARY EVENT

 Country music icon Loretta Lynn was showered with an assortment of industry awards and heartfelt praise at her invitation-only 50th anniversary celebration, held at Lynn’s Hurricane Mills ranch on Friday, Sept. 24.

The Academy of Country Music®, Country Radio Broadcasters, Inc.® and BMI® each made presentations during the evening’s event.  Billed as “A Tribute to an American Icon,” the celebration honored Lynn’s 50 years in the Country music industry.  Ronnie McDowell presented Lynn with a hand-painted portrait of the legendary performer, and noted Nashville arranger and composer Bill Walker gave Lynn an arrangement of “Coal Miner’s Daughter,” originally penned for the television special, “Loretta Lynn on Broadway.”

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Posted in News on September 28th, 2010

LORETTA LYNN’S FAMILY AND FRIENDS CELEBRATE HER 50TH ANNIVERSARY AS A COUNTRY STAR

Crystal Gayle, Marty Stuart, John Carter Cash Honor the “Coal Miner’s Daughter”

by Whitney Self – CMT.com

On her green-pastured ranch about 75 miles west of Nashville in Hurricane Mills, Tenn., country music icon Loretta Lynn sat smiling in front of nearly 100 journalists, music industry peers and family members gathered inside her 18,000-square-foot Coal Miner’s Daughter Museum.

The Country Music Hall of Fame member greeted the visitors Friday evening (Sept. 24) during an event celebrating her 50 years in the country music industry. Charting her first hit single, “I’m a Honky Tonk Girl,” in 1960, she broke ground for female singer-songwriters with a string of unforgettable material, including “The Pill,” “You Ain’t Woman Enough,” “Don’t Come Home A’Drinkin’ (With Lovin’ on Your Mind),” “Rated X,” “One’s on the Way” and numerous others.

The story of her life and the evidence of her legacy are literally written on the walls of her museum. Surrounding her are the accolades, the costumes, the memories of a life that began humbly as a coal miner’s daughter in 1934, in a one-room cabin in Butcher Holler, Ky. A replica of that very cabin is located inside the museum.
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Posted in News on September 28th, 2010

COUNTRYSTARCENTRAL HELPS LORETTA CELEBRATE 50 YEARS

Country music’s grandest singer/songwriter, living legend Loretta Lynn celebrates her 50th year of music this year and in honor of the joyous occasion, Country Stars Central presented the Coal Miner’s Daughter with a commemorative plaque to mark the occasion in person this past weekend at her Hurricane Mills Ranch during an invitation only event. A very special tribute album will be released in Lynns honor on November 9th.

Check out the plaque presentation here:


Posted in News on September 27th, 2010

LORETTA LYNN HONORED FOR 50 YEARS OF MUSIC

By Tom Roland – GAC

Five decades ago, Loretta Lynn and her husband-manager, “Mooney” Lynn, drove station to station around the U.S. promoting her first single, “I’m A Honky Tonk Girl.” All these years later, she’s a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame and a global symbol for country music, and she was honored Friday at her Coal Miner’s Daughter Museum in Tennessee for 50 years as an American icon.

A bevy musicians and music-industry executives were on hand for the occasion, including Marty Stuart, Crystal Gayle, Jack Greene and Terri Clark. Ronnie McDowell presented Loretta a painting he had created, depicting her when she was 10 years old and living in Kentucky. A string of presenters included John Carter Cash, arranger Bill Walker and Ray Walker, of the Jordanaires, the Hall of Fame vocal quartet that backed Loretta on such classics as “You’re Lookin’ At Country,” “Blue Kentucky Girl,” “Don’t Come Home A-Drinkin’ (With Lovin’ On Your Mind)” and “Coal Miner’s Daughter.”

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Posted in News on September 27th, 2010

LORETTA LYNN RECEIVES STAR-FILLED TRIBUTE AT HOME

 by Vernell Hackett – The Boot

Loretta Lynn kept saying “I don’t know what’s going on; nobody has told me anything,” as she met with press last Friday night in Hurricane Mills, Tenn., where she was honored with “A Tribute to an American Icon” for her 50 years in country music. And it was certainly a night full of surprises for the country icon.

Loretta’s first single, ‘I’m a Honky Tonk Girl,’ was released in 1960. When asked how she has managed to stay humble over the years, Loretta was quick to reply, “I look at these awards and honors as if they belonged to someone else. I can close my eyes and I know where I come from.”

The singer also insisted that over the years her fans have become her friends, and that she still loves being on stage. “I go out now when I want to,” she explained. “But before, I used to have to go out because I had to. When I was traveling so much before, I often wished I could stay home because I would have liked to spent more time with my kids when they were small. The kids are all grown now, so it’s a little easier.”
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Posted in News on September 27th, 2010

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