LORETTA LYNN HONORED AT GRAMMY SALUTE

by Peter Cooper – Tennessean

The Recording Academy’s second annual GRAMMY Salute To Country Music will honor Country Music Hall of Famer Loretta Lynn.

A star-packed Ryman Auditorium tribute is set for Tuesday, October 12, and Lynn will collect The Recording Academy President’s Merit Award in recognition of her 50 eventful years in country music.

“We are delighted to be paying homage to Loretta Lynn, a true country music pioneer and cultural icon, whose distinctive musical style has confronted social issues while remaining wildly entertaining,” said Neil Portnow, president/CEO of The Recording Academy.