Loretta Lynn to Receive ‘Artist of a Lifetime’ Award at CMT Artists of the Year

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This year's CMT Artists of the Year event will include Loretta Lynn being honored with the 'Artist of a Lifetime' award! More here.

Country music legend Loretta Lynn is set to be honored with the ‘Artist of a Lifetime’ award during the upcoming 2018 CMT Artists of the Year event. The award will be presented to the 86-year-old artist by actress Sissy Spacek, portrayed Lynn in the 1980 film Coal Miner’s Daughter.

“I’m always so proud when I receive any awards for my music, but when I heard it was this year’s CMT Lifetime Achievement Award it made me really happy,” the Kentucky native shared in a press release. “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.”

The 2018 CMT Artists of the Year celebration will broadcast live on Wednesday, October 17th at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on CMT and focus on the past, present, and future female artists representing country music.

Loretta Lynn’s latest studio album, Wouldn’t It Be Great, will be released on September 28th. Originally set to be released in August 2017, this album was put on hold as Loretta worked through recovering from a stroke she suffered in May 2017.

Wouldn’t It Be Great Album Track Listing

1. “Wouldn’t It Be Great” Loretta Lynn
2. “Ruby’s Stool” Loretta Lynn, Shawn Camp
3. “I’m Dying for Someone to Live For” Loretta Lynn, Shawn Camp
4. “Another Bridge to Burn” Loretta Lynn, Lola Jean Dillon
5. “Ain’t No Time to Go” Loretta Lynn, Patsy Lynn Russell
6. “God Makes No Mistakes” Loretta Lynn
7. “These Ole Blues” Loretta Lynn, Patsy Lynn Russell
8. “My Angel Mother” Loretta Lynn
9. “Don’t Come Home a Drinkin’” Loretta Lynn, Peggy Sue Wells
10. “The Big Man” Loretta Lynn, Shawn Camp
11. “Lulie Vars” Traditional, arr. by Loretta Lynn
12. “Darkest Day” Loretta Lynn
13. “Coal Miner’s Daughter” Loretta Lynn

Congrats to Loretta! Share this news with other country music fans and enjoy listening to “Coal Miner’s Daughter” below!

“Coal Miner’s Daughter” Lyrics

Well, I was borned a coal miner’s daughter
In a cabin, on a hill in Butcher Holler
We were poor but we had love
That’s the one thing that daddy made sure of
He shoveled coal to make a poor man’s dollar
My daddy worked all night in the Van Lear coal mines
All day long in the field a hoin’ corn
Mommy rocked the babies at night
And read the Bible by the coal oil light
And ever’ thing would start all over come break of morn
Daddy loved and raised eight kids on a miner’s pay
Mommy scrubbed our clothes on a washboard ever’ day
Why I’ve seen her fingers bleed
To complain, there was no need
She’d smile in mommy’s understanding way
In the summertime we didn’t have shoes to wear
But in the wintertime we’d all get a brand new pair
From a mail order catalog
Money made from selling a hog
Daddy always managed to get the money somewhere
Yeah, I’m proud to be a coal miner’s daughter
I remember well, the well where I drew water
The work we done was hard
At night we’d sleep ’cause we were tired
I never thought of ever leaving Butcher Holler
Well a lot of things have changed since a way back then
And it’s so good to be back home again
Not much left but the floor, nothing lives here anymore
Except the memory of a coal miner’s daughter

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