Loretta Lynn Makes Rare Public Appearance to Accept Lifetime Achievement Award in Nashville [Photo Gallery]

Loretta Lynn Makes Rare Public Appearance to Accept Lifetime Achievement Award in Nashville [Photo Gallery]

Since suffering a stroke in May 2017, Loretta Lynn, 87, has only made a handful of public appearances, but she stepped out on Sept. 17 to accept the Kris Kristofferson Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2nd annual Nashville Songwriter Awards at the Ryman Auditorium.

The star-studded affair featured performances by Jason Aldean, Reba McEntire, Sam Hunt, Dierks Bentley, Dean Dillon, Florida Georgia Line, Lee Brice, Chris Janson, Cole Swindell and more.

Loretta was honored throughout the night with performances from her catalog, including “Coal Miner’s Daughter” by her granddaughter Tayla Lynn, “I’m a Honky Tonk Girl” by Kellie Pickler and “You Ain’t Woman Enough” by Reba.

Escorted to the podium by Kid Rock and son Ernest Ray Lynn, Loretta received a standing ovation as she accepted her award, saying, in part, “I want y’all to know I love you.”

Loretta was honored with the Kris Kristofferson Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of her contributions to the American songbook and inspiring the careers of others.

Check out our photo gallery below, courtesy of Curtis Hilbun, AFF-USA.com.

photos by Curtis Hilbun, AFF-USA.com

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Chris Young Earns 3 CMA Award Nominations

Chris Young Earns 3 CMA Award Nominations

Congrats to Chris Young who is a 3-time CMA Award nominee this year.

His song “Famous Friends”, which he sings with Kane Brown, racked up nominations in the categories of Single, Musical Event, and Video of the Year.

Talking about his nominations, Chris says “I was blown away by the fact that there were three award nominations for the song. I mean, there’s so much that’s gone into it and so many people that have fallen in love with it and supported it and, you know, just having a hit with your friend in the first place is great with a song like “Famous Friends” with my buddy Kane Brown, but then to be nominated for three different CMA Awards, including Single of the Year. It’s just incredible.”

Chris, Kane and all the other nominees will learn if they’re taking home trophies, when the 55th Annual CMA Awards are handed out in Nashville on Wednesday November 10 – broadcasted live on ABC.

Photo Credit: Jeff Johnson