Lynn to Receive GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award This Weekend;
Coal Miner’s Daughter Book Reissue Coming Later This Year
Nashville, TN – She is a true icon of country music and American culture, and this year, the Coal Miner’s Daughter, Loretta Lynn, will celebrate the 50th anniversary of her debut single with an all-star tribute album set for release this fall on one of the Sony Music Nashville family of labels. The project will feature artists from various music genres. With additional details yet to be announced, the collection coincides with multiple milestones, including the special invitation-only ceremony this weekend at which Lynn will be honored as a recipient of the GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award.
Also coming in 2010 will be the reissue of Lynn’s 1976 bestselling autobiography, Coal Miner’s Daughter, as well as the 30-year anniversary of the classic film of the same name.
Already a three-time GRAMMY winner and member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, Lynn’s career began with the 1960 success of her debut single, “I’m a Honky Tonk Girl,” which marked not only the arrival of her distinct voice as both songwriter and performer, but also launched a musical legacy that has included 16 #1 singles, including such classics as “One’s on the Way,” “Don’t Come Home a’Drinkin’ (with Lovin’ on Your Mind),” and of course, “Coal Miner’s Daughter.”
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