FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 12, 2010
Nashville, TN – A galaxy of stars from throughout the world of music will celebrate Country Music Hall of Fame member and GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award winner Loretta Lynn, as Columbia Nashville prepares for the November 9 release of Coal Miner’s Daughter: A Tribute to Loretta Lynn.
With participating artists and additional information still to come, the album coincides with an array of 50th anniversary celebratory events, including the September 2010 paperback re-issue of Lynn’s 1976 bestselling memoir, Loretta Lynn: Coal Miner’s Daughter. This October, The Recording Academy will host GRAMMY Salute to Country Music, a star-filled tribute concert honoring Lynn at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium, where she’ll be presented with The Recording Academy’s President’s Merit Award in recognition of her enduring contributions to country music. Earlier this year, her landmark song, “Coal Miner’s Daughter,” was one of only 25 sound recordings chosen in 2010 for preservation within the National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress, which annually honors a select group of recordings for their cultural, historic, or aesthetic significance.
About Loretta Lynn
A true icon of country music and American culture, Loretta Lynn, the Coal Miner’s Daughter, is this year celebrating the 50th anniversary of her debut single. A recipient of the GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award and 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.” The event 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 her signature song, “Coal Miner’s Daughter.” That song also shared its name with Lynn’s bestselling 1976 autobiography and the Academy Award winning 1980 film starring Sissy Spacek. Loretta Lynn: Coal Miner’s Daughter is being re-issued in paperback by Vintage Books in September, with a new foreward by Lynn. Random House Audio will simultaneously release the audio edition on CD and digital download, with narration by Spacek. This October, The Recording Academy will host GRAMMY Salute to Country Music, when Lynn will be honored at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium with a star-studded tribute concert and a presentation of The Recording Academy’s President’s Merit Award in recognition of her remarkable career and contributions to country music.
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