Loretta Lynn To Be Honored By Recording Academy
June 29, 2010 at 12:40 PM (PT)
Country legend LORETTA LYNN will be the focus of GRAMMY’s SALUTE TO COUNTRY MUSIC, which is set to take place on OCTOBER 12th at NASHVILLE’s RYMAN AUDITORIUM. The event will also include the presentation of the RECORDING ACADEMY PRESIDENT'S MERIT AWARD to LORETTA, who has previously won three GRAMMY awards.
RECORDING ACADEMY Pres./CEO NEIL PORTNOW said: "We are delighted to be paying homage to LORETTA LYNN, a true Country music pioneer and cultural icon, whose distinctive musical style has confronted social issues while remaining wildly entertaining. It is only fitting that we celebrate LORETTA at our SALUTE TO COUNTRY MUSIC event, as she has worked diligently to ensure that Country music remains a vital part of our culture, and has paved the way for many of today's talented artists and likely for generations to come."
No performers have been named yet.
LORETTA continues to tour and is scheduled to perform at her ranch at HURRICANE MILLS, outside of NASHVILLE, on SATURDAY (6/3). Check out more about LORETTA at www.lorettalynn.com.