Loretta Lynn Honored By The Recording Academy In Nashville
October 13, 2010 at 9:58 AM (PT)
The GRAMMY SALUTE TO COUNTRY MUSIC honored Country great LORETTA LYNN last night (10/12) at the RYMAN AUDITORIUM in DOWNTOWN NASHVILLE. Numerous artists were on hand to salute LORETTA, including JACK WHITE, REBA McENTIRE, GARTH BROOKS, MARTINA McBRIDE, KID ROCK, GRETCHEN WILSON and LEE ANN WOMACK.
REBA said at the event: “Country music has never had a more truthful or a more fearless artist than the one we’re honoring here tonight. She stood up for all of us women, in an era when ‘Stand By Your Man’ was more than just a song... LORETTA did it all. She wrote ’em, she sang ’em and she played ’em.”
McENTIRE opened the show with “If You’re Not Gone Too Long,” and she was followed by WILSON doing “Don’t Come Home A’Drinkin’ (With Lovin’ On Your Mind).” KID ROCK sang “I Know How” and then teamed with WILSON for “You’re The Reason Our Kids Are Ugly,” before WOMACK sang “Honky Tonk Girl” and McBRIDE performed “You Ain’t Woman Enough (To Take My Man)” and “Love Is The Foundation.”
LORETTA came on stage to receive a plaque from THE RECORDING ACADEMY and singing “After The Fire Is Gone” with BROOKS.