MUSIC ICON LORETTA LYNN RACKS UP FIVE GRAMMY NOMINATIONS

Lynn Nominated As People’s Choice Awards Favorite Country Female Singer
Superstar Named One Of GQ’s Women of the Year

Capping off a year filled with accolades and acclaim, superstar Loretta Lynn garners a career-best five Grammy nominations for the 47th Annual Grammy Awards announced today. With the most nominations of any country artist, Lynn’s categories include Best Country Album (Van Lear Rose), Best Country Song (“Portland, Oregon” and “Mrs. Being Miss”), Best Country Collaboration (“Portland, Oregon”) and Best Country Female Vocal Performance (“Miss Being Mrs.”).

“I was shocked and excited when I heard about the nominations ‘cause I hadn’t got this many before in the same year,” said Lynn. “It really was a collaboration with me and Jack. I’m just so happy to be nominated with him.”

Lynn previously won a Grammy for Best Country Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group with duet partner Conway Twitty for “After The Fire Is Gone” at the 14th Annual Grammy Awards in 1971.

Lynn’s critically-acclaimed Van Lear Rose [Interscope] is being hailed as one of the year’s best albums in multiple national publications including Blender (# 3, Dec. issue), Newsweek (# 10, Dec. 13 issue) GQ (# 6, Dec. issue), Tracks (# 3, Dec. issue) and Details (# 4, Dec. issue).

In addition to being recently nominated for the People Choice Awards Favorite Female Country Singer, GQ recognized Lynn’s undeniable impact across all genre’s of music in 2004 naming her one of its Women of the Year. Other celebrities included in GQ’s prestigious Women of the Year list are Kate Winslet, Uma Thurman, Maria Sharapova and Gwen Stefani.

Comprised of 13 self-penned songs, Van Lear Rose garnered Lynn’s highest career sales debut entering Billboard’s Top 200 at # 24 and Country Album chart at # 2.

The 47th Annual Grammy Awards will be broadcast live from Los Angeles on February 13 from 8:00-11:30 pm EST on CBS.