Lorette Lynn Honored for 50 Years in the Music Business

Staying in any business or industry for several years is an amazing feat, let alone 50. Loretta Lynn was honored Friday at her Coal Miner’s Daughter Museum in Tennessee for 50 years as an American icon.
It all began when Lynn and her manager-husband, ‘Mooney’ Lynn, drove station to station promoting her first single, “I’m a Honky Tonk Girl.” Now, several decades later, Lynn is a global symbol for Country Music and a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame.
At Lynn’s honor ceremony, Ronnie McDowell presented her with a painting he created that depicted her when she was 10 years old living in Kentucky. Along with presenters and a Hall of Fame vocal quartet, video tributes from Wynonna, Martina McBride, Kellie Pickler and Dolly Parton were also included.
“I look at these awards like they’re somebody else’s,” Lynn said. “That way you can stay grounded. I’m proud of my awards and every one I get, you know… You just don’t forget where you come from. All I do is close my eyes, and I know where I’m from. I go back to that little ol’ one-room cabin where I lived ‘til I was 11 years old.”
The ceremony was held in a tent outside Lynn's museum, which is home to a magnificently large volume of memorabilia. Several of the items in the museum are stage wear, awards and letters from presidents.
On Oct. 12, Lynn will be honored in a Grammy Salute to Country at the Ryamn Auditorium. The event will be hosted by Reba McEntire and will include appearances by McBride, Jack White, Gretchen Wilson, Lee Ann Womack and Garth Brooks.
The Ryman event is coordinated in a timely manner, seeing that it comes only three days before the 50-year anniversary of Lynn’s first appearance at the Grand Ole Opry, which took place on the same stage.
Source:  GACtv.com