Loretta Lynn presented Miranda Lambert with the Female Vocalist of the Year trophy at “The 44th Annual CMA Awards,” live from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010, on the ABC Television Network.
In one of the more memorable performances of the evening, Lambert and Sheryl Crow offered a rendition of “Coal Miner’s Daughter” in honor of Loretta Lynn’s 50th anniversary as a Country Music recording artist.
Actress Sissy Spacek, who portrayed Lynn in the 1980 biopic “Coal Miner’s Daughter,” made a surprise appearance to celebrate the Country Music Hall of Fame member. “Loretta didn’t need any actress to turn her into a great character,” Spacek proclaimed. “She was born one.”