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Loretta Lynn to Receive Inaugural ‘Legend’ Award at Billboard’s Women in Music

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Billboard today announced groundbreaking country music singer-songwriter Loretta Lynn as the recipient of the inaugural Women in Music “Legend” award. The Legend award celebrates an artist whose historic contributions to the industry and artistry of American music establish her among the highest class of performers.

Lifetime, the exclusive broadcast partner, will air Women in Music on December 18. The program is held in conjunction with the publication of Billboard’s Women in Music list, which selects the year’s 50 most powerful female executives in the industry.

“From the moment she broke through more than five decades ago, Loretta Lynn has been an unstoppable musical force who writes and performs with a breathtaking fearlessness and honesty,” said Janice Min, co-president and chief creative officer of Guggenheim Media’s Entertainment Group, which consists of Billboard and The Hollywood Reporter. “As a musical pioneer, author, and inspiration to everyone from Jack White to Miranda Lambert, Loretta Lynn has pushed every boundary in music and is the definition of a legend. We are honored to present this award to her.”

Lynn will revisit her musical roots on her first studio album in over 10 years, Full Circle, set for release on March 4, 2016 on Legacy Recordings. Produced by Patsy Lynn Russell and John Carter Cash, and recorded at the Cash Cabin Studio in Hendersonville, Tennessee, the album is her first since the Grammy Award-winning Van Lear Rose.

Living legend Lynn is an icon on Billboard‘s charts. The singer, songwriter, guitarist has earned 39 top 10 albums on the Top Country Albums chart, with 11 of them topping the list – the second-most among women. Lynn most recently hit the top 10 with her Jack White-produced effort Van Lear Rose, which peaked at No. 2 in 2004 and became her highest charting album ever on the all-genre Billboard 200 chart. She’s achieved 16 No. 1 hits on the Hot Country Songs chart, including smashes like “Don’t Come Home A’Drinkin’ (With Lovin’ On Your Mind),” “She’s Got You,” “After the Fire Is Gone” and 1970’s “Coal Miner’s Daughter.”

Sissy Spacek portrayed Loretta Lynn in a movie as the same name of her 1970 hit title and autobiography, a role for which Spacek won an Academy Award for Best Actress.

At the Women in Music event, women from across the music industry will be honored for their contributions including Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato, Brittany Howard, Fifth Harmony, Kelsea Ballerini and Lana Del Rey. Lady Gaga will be presented with Woman of the Year award at the VIP event on December 11 in New York.

Miranda Lambert Pays Tribute to Loretta Lynn with Ironic “Rated X” Performance

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On Tuesday night, Miranda Lambert paid tribute to her friend and mentor, Loretta Lynn at the ACM Honors with a performance of Loretta’s hit “Rated X.” I think Miranda was going for irony, but all we felt in the audience was awkward.

Well if you’ve been a married woman and things didn’t seem to work out
Divorce is the key to bein’ loose and free so you’re gonna be talked about
Everybody knows that you’ve loved once so they think you’ll love again
You can’t have a male friend when you’re a has been of a woman you’re rated X

“Thank you Miss Loretta for that song, and for being so brave and paving the way for me to be up here and sing a song like that. She sang songs that were not necessarily appropriate to sing at times, like this for me,” said Miranda after her performance. “I’m so thankful for women empowerment”

Luke Bryan, Alabama, Eric Church & More Honored at Last Night’s ACM Honors


Country music fans, superstar Music City talent and industry elite turned out in force tonight for the Academy of Country Music’s 9th Annual ACM Honors, an evening dedicated to recognizing the special honorees and off-camera category winners from the 50th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards. The sold-out special event, hosted for the second consecutive time by Jake Owen, was held in Nashville at the historic Ryman Auditorium.


The evening included a mix of live music and video tributes celebrating Honorees including Special Awards recipients Barry Adelman, Luke Bryan, Felice and Boudleaux Bryant (awarded posthumously), Eric Church, Tim DuBois, Loretta Lynn, Bob McDill and Alabama. Studio Recording Awards (formerly MBI Awards) recipients included Chuck Ainlay, Tom Bukovac, Dan Dugmore, Jay Joyce, Greg Morrow, Michael Rojas, Ilya Toshinskiy and Glenn Worf. Industry Award winners included Ed Warm of Joe’s Live, Sally Williams of Ryman Auditorium, Country Thunder USA: East in Twin Lakes, WI, Hard Rock Live in Biloxi, MS, Hollywood Bowl in Hollywood, CA, Joe’s Bar in Chicago, IL, MGM Grand Casino in Las Vegas, NV, Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, CO and Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN. Luke Laird was honored as Songwriter of the Year.


Artists who performed in tribute to honorees included:
• Jason Aldean performing a medley of “Love in the First Degree,” “Tennessee River” and “The Closer You Get” in tribute to Alabama
• Roy Clark performing “Yesterday When I Was Young” in tribute to Barry Adelman
• Randy Houser performing “Roller Coaster” in tribute to Luke Bryan
• Chris Isaak performing a medley of “Bye Bye Love” in tribute to Felice & Boudleaux Bryant
• Miranda Lambert performing “Rated X” in tribute to Loretta Lynn
• Kacey Musgraves performing “Good Ole Boys Club” in tribute to Luke Laird
• Jake Owen opened the show with a performance of Alabama’s hit “Feels So Right.”
• Josh Turner performing “Good Ole Boys Like Me” in tribute to Bob McDill
• Holly Williams performing “Like Jesus Does” in tribute to Eric Church
• Restless Heart performing “The Bluest Eyes in Texas” in tribute to Tim DuBois

Presenters included RAC Clark to Barry Adelman, The Swon Brothers presented the Industry awards, and Kelsea Ballerini presented the Studio Recording Awards.
In a surprise moment, unscripted from the show run, Luke Bryan presented Academy of Country Music CEO Bob Romeo with a recognition from the ACM Board of Directors and the ACM staff in appreciation for his vision which lead the Academy to put on the Guinness World Record-setting most-attended awards show in history last April, held at AT&T Stadium, the home of the Dallas Cowboys.

Career Achievement Award Alabama received the Career Achievement Award, honoring an individual artist, duo, group or multiple artist collaboration that have advanced the popularity and acceptance of country music through their endeavors in the entertainment industry in multiple areas during the preceding calendar year. Past recipients of the Career Achievement Award include John Anderson, Vince Gill, Faith Hill, Toby Keith, Tim McGraw, Ronnie Milsap, Johnny Paycheck, Carl Perkins, Reba, and Kenny Rogers.

Crystal Milestone AwardLoretta Lynn received the Crystal Milestone Award which is given to an artist or industry leader to commemorate a specific, remarkable achievement. In 2014, Lynn celebrated her 50th anniversary in country music. Past recipients of the Crystal Milestone Awardinclude Jason Aldean, Garth Brooks, Kenny Chesney, Merle Haggard, Gayle Holcomb, Jennifer Nettles,and Taylor Swift.

Gene Weed Special Achievement AwardLuke Bryan received the Gene Weed Special Achievement Award, which acknowledges unprecedented, unique and outstanding individual achievement in country music. Past recipients of the Gene Weed Special Achievement Awardinclude Garth Brooks, George Burns, Jeff Foxworthy, Willie Nelson, Blake Shelton, George Strait, and Carrie Underwood.

Jim Reeves International AwardEric Church received the Jim Reeves International Award, which is presented to an artist for outstanding contributions to the acceptance of country music throughout the world. Past recipients of the Jim Reeves International Award include Garth Brooks, Dick Clark, Roy Clark, Merv Griffin, Alan Jackson, Charlie Nagatani, Buck Owens, Dolly Parton, Taylor Swift, Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum, and Rascal Flatts among others.
Mae Boren Axton Award – Barry Adelman and Tim DuBois received the Mae Boren Axton Award, which is given in recognition of years of dedication and service by an outstanding individual to the Academy of Country Music. Past recipients of the Mae Boren Axton Award include John Dorris, Rod Essig, Gayle Holcomb, Jack Lameier, Marge Meoli, Paul Moore, Ray Pilzak, Gaynelle Pitts, Gene Weed, Tommy Wiggins and David Young.

Poet’s Award – Felice and Boudleaux Bryant (awarded posthumously)and Bob McDill received the Poet’s Award, which honors songwriters for outstanding musical and/or lyrical contributions throughout their careers in the field of country music. Previous recipients of the Poet’s Award include Bill Anderson, Bobby Braddock, Guy Clark, Jack Clement, Hank Cochran, Dean Dillon, Merle Haggard, Tom T. Hall, Harlan Howard, Kris Kristofferson, Roger Miller, Buck Owens, Fred Rose, Don Schlitz, Cindy Walker and Hank Williams.

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Loretta Lynn, Jack White Will Be Honored In Nashville

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Loretta Lynn and Jack White will be the latest inductees into Nashville’s Music City Walk of Fame. The public June 4 event marks the reopening of the renovated walk of fame. Last year, the park temporarily closed for a multi-million dollar renovation.

“I can’t think of a better way to celebrate the reopening of Walk of Fame Park than with the induction of Loretta Lynn and Jack White – two very diverse artists,” Nashville mayor Karl Dean said in a statement. “They represent what is best about Nashville with music that spans multiple genres and generations. They are great ambassadors for the creative community in our city, and I congratulate them on this wonderful honor.”

Jack and Loretta have collaborated multiple times, most notably when Jack produced Lynn’s 2004 Van Lear Rose LP.

The addition of Loretta and Jack will bring the number of artists on the Nashville’s Music City Walk of Fame to 63.

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