CMA Awards 2010 – country music’s best will honor singer, Loretta Lynn at the awards ceremony in Nashville on Wednesday. Lynn, an icon in country music, has been an entertainer in the industry for 50 years. Her songs and life have touched many and at this year’s CMAs Loretta Lynn will be saluted for her contributions.
CMA Awards 2010 Tribute – Today’s Country Music Stars on Latest Album
Sheryl Crow and Miranda Lambert will perform Loretta Lynn’s “Coal Miner’s Daughter” during the CMAs. The two performers actually sing the song with Lynn on her tribute album due out Tuesday called, “Coal Miner’s Daughter: A Tribute to Loretta Lynn.”
Many other country music stars seen at the 2010 CMA Awards will also be featured on her album. They are: the White Stripes, Kidd Rock, Steve Earle, Alan Jackson, Allison Moorer, Faith Hill, Paramore, Lucinda Williams, Reba and The Time Jumpers, Gretchen Wilson, and Carrie Underwood, and Lee Ann Womack.
CMA Awards 2010 Tribute- More About Loretta Lynn
Loretta Lynn is known for her other smash country hits throughout the 60, 70s, and 80s. Born 1934 in Butcher Holler, Kentucky, Lynn married in her early teens to Doolittle Lynn. The pair had four children together, which Lynn raised an entire decade before she followed her pursuit in country music. She sang her own songs at local night clubs with a backup band her brother had formed.
Loretta’s devoted husband believed she had a gift that would go far and he was right. He tirelessly worked to get her music on the radios throughout the country and in 1959, Lynn’s first debut single, “I’m a Honky Tonk Girl,” was released.
CMA Awards 2010 Tribute- Loretta Lynn Classic Hits
Among other top hits Loretta Lynn has written and sung are: “You’re Lookin’ At Country,” “Blue Kentucky Girl,” “They Don’t Make ‘Em Like My Daddy,” “Don’t Come Hom A-Drinkin’ With Lovin’ On Your Mind,” “Your Squaw is On the Warpath,” and “The Pill” in 1974.
Loretta Lynn’s feminist viewpoints in her songs began to surface around 1966 in hits like “You Ain’t Woman Enough (To Take My Man).” Many of her songs were autobiographical in nature and took hold of the country music industry.
As today’s top country music stars honor Loretta Lynn, they salute the matriarch of country music.
The CMA Awards will be broadcast live on ABC at 8 p.m., ET.