Loretta Lynn to Receive CMT’s “Artist of a Lifetime” Award

Loretta Lynn to Receive CMT’s “Artist of a Lifetime” Award

Loretta Lynn will be honored with the Artist of a Lifetime award at the CMT Artists of the Year celebration on Oct. 17 at Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center.

Sissy Spacek, who won an Oscar for her portrayal of Loretta in 1980’s Coal Miner’s Daughter, will present Loretta with the award.

“I’m always so proud when I receive any awards for my music, but when I heard it was this year’s Artist of a Lifetime award it made me really happy,” Loretta said in a statement. “It’s an honor to be able to make music that people enjoy and I’m really excited to have a new album coming out. Thank you CMT for acknowledging me with this award and for honoring the women in country music at Artists of the Year.”

This year’s Artists of the Year celebration will honor the top female country artists, including Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert, Kelsea Ballerini, Maren Morris, Little Big Town’s Karen Fairchild and Kimberly Schlapman, and Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott.

Merle Haggard received the inaugural Artist of a Lifetime award in 2014, followed by Kenny Rogers in 2015 and Shania Twain in 2016.

Loretta will release her new studio album, Wouldn’t It Be Great, on Sept. 28.

The Artists of the Year celebration will air on CMT on Oct. 17 at 8 p.m. ET.

photo by Tammie Arroyo, AFF-USA.com

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Brian Kelley Finds A Solo Home

Brian Kelley Finds A Solo Home

Earlier this year Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard announced that while Florida Georgia Line would continue, both guys would also be venturing out to do their own musical projects. As their FGL song “Long Live” is knocking on the door to number-1, Tyler is also climbing the chart with Tim McGraw and their duet “Undivided.”

Now, Brian is giving fans a taste of what’s to come with his solo project – he shared, “There’s a new kind of cowboy in town…who’s ready to ride this wave? Can’t wait for y’all to hear this new music.”

Brian also made some news in announcing that he’s partnering with Warner Music Nashville when it comes to any future solo projects he has, “I couldn’t be more grateful for everyone who has helped me on my journey to get here. I’m humbled to team up with Warner Music Nashville to take the music I’ve been dreamin’ and schemin’ up to the next level. This is just the beginning of a whole new adventure. My vision for what’s next is a vibe and state of mind – get ready to ride the wave with ya Beach Cowboy, y’all!”

Photo Credit: Ben Christensen