16 Facts About Loretta Lynn

1. In 1971 Loretta Lynn was the first solo female country artist to perform at the White House, at the invitation of President Richard Nixon.

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2. In 2018, Loretta Lynn was named Artist of a Lifetime by CMT and was given the award at their CMT Artists of the Year ceremony.

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3. On September 25, 2012, Loretta Lynn marked her 50th anniversary as a Grand Ole Opry member.

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4. In 2010, Loretta Lynn received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award for her 50 years in country music.

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5. In March 2007, Loretta Lynn was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Music from Berklee College of Music during her performance at the Grand Ole Opry.

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6. In 2002, Loretta Lynn had the highest ranking for any living female CMT television's special of the 40 Greatest Women of Country Music.

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7. In 1972, Loretta Lynn was the first woman named "Entertainer of the Year" by the Country Music Association, and is one of six women to have received CMA's highest award.

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8. In September 2016, Loretta Lynn announced that she would be releasing her first Christmas album in 50 years.

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9. In 2004, Loretta Lynn made a comeback with the highly successful album Van Lear Rose, the second album on which Lynn either wrote or co-wrote every song.

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10. In 2002 Loretta Lynn published her second autobiography, Still Woman Enough, and became her second New York Times Best Seller peaking in the top ten.

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11. In 1995 Loretta Lynn was presented with the Pioneer Award at the 30th Academy of Country Music Awards.

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12. In 1993, Loretta Lynn stopped releasing singles and focused more on touring than promoting.

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13. In 1977 Loretta Lynn recorded I Remember Patsy, an album dedicated to her friend and country pop singer Patsy Cline, who had died in a plane crash in 1963.

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14. In 1972, Loretta Lynn was the first woman nominated and the first woman to win the prestigious Entertainer Of The Year award at The CMA awards.

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15. In 1971 Loretta Lynn began a professional partnership with Conway Twitty.

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16. In May 2017, Loretta Lynn had a stroke at her home in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee.

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