Country music legend Loretta Lynn was on hand to accept the Kris Kristofferson Lifetime Achievement Award during the 2nd annual Nashville Songwriter Awards held at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium on Tuesday (9/17). This event is presented by the Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI).
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Before lights, camera, action a girl's gotta have hair and makeup! My usual gal couldn't be here tonight so Tim and Patsy are filling in. I'll let you know how they do! I'm about to head to the Nashville Songwriters Award Show @nsaiofficial to receive the Kris Kristofferson Lifetime Achievement Award. It means to world to me. I'd rather write than sing. Songwriting is my heart! Nashville Songwriters Association International #NSAI Kris Kristofferson #showtime #songwriting #coalminersdaughter #lifewithloretta #loveyall #kriskristofferson #getyourglamon
In celebration of Loretta’s career, Reba McEntire performed “You Ain’t Woman Enough,” Kellie Pickler covered “I’m a Honky Tonk Girl,” and the icon’s granddaughter Tayla Lynn took on “Coal Miner’s Daughter.”
Kid Rock and son Ernest Ray Lynn escorted Loretta to the stage as she accepted the honor.
“Hello everybody, I’m Loretta. I want y’all to know I love you. Thank y’all for coming out,” the singer-songwriter told the crowd after they gave her a standing ovation, according to Billboard. “Thank y’all. I love ya.”
It’s wonderful to see Loretta out in public and getting the recognition she so deserves! Scroll right for a look at the Nashville Songwriter Awards ceremony!
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Last night was unforgettable! Congratulations to all of the winners and a huge thank you to everyone who made the 2nd Annual Nashville Songwriter Awards possible, especially our presenting sponsor City National Bank! Read more through the link in our profile! 📷 Jason Davis • Special thanks to our additional supporting sponsors: @acmawards , @jackdaniels_us , Loeb & Loeb, @wearebroadcasters and Tennessee Association of Broadcasters, @nmpaorg @riaa_awards @soundexchange and @visitmusiccity !
Winners from the 2019 Nashville Songwriter Awards are as follows:
SONG OF THE YEAR
“BREAK UP IN THE END” Written by Chase McGill, Jessie Jo Dillon, Jon Nite
SONGWRITER/ARTIST OF THE YEAR
SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR
KRIS KRISTOFFERSON LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Given in recognition to a songwriter whose works have made a significant contribution to the American songbook and who has inspired the careers of others.
THE WHITE HAT AWARD
Bestowed by the NSAI Board of Directors to an individual who has significantly served the American songwriting community.
U.S. SENATOR LAMAR ALEXANDER (R-TN)
PRESIDENT’S KEYSTONE AWARD
Given in recognition of significant contributions to the betterment of all songwriters, chosen by the current NSAI President.
‘10 SONGS I WISH I’D WRITTEN’ AWARDS
Each year, the highly-coveted ’10 Songs I Wish I’d Written’ Awards are voted on by Professional Songwriter Members of NSAI honoring the work of their songwriter peers. Songs eligible for the award have at least one Nashville-based writer and charted in the Top 20 of Billboard Airplay chart in the Christian, Country, Mainstream Top 40, and/or Rock genres during the eligible period. The NSAI Song Of The Year is the highest vote-getter.
“Burning Man” – Written by: Bobby Pinson, Luke Dick
“Drowns The Whiskey” – Written by: Brandon Kinney, Jeff Middleton, Josh Thompson
“Drunk Girl” – Written by: Chris Janson, Scooter Carusoe, Tom Douglas
“God’s Country” – Written by: Devin Dawson, Jordan Schmidt, Michael Hardy
“Everything’s Gonna Be Alright” – Written by: Chris Stevens, David Lee Murphy, Jimmy Yeary
“Meant To Be” – Written by: Bebe Rexha, David Garcia, Josh Miller, Tyler Hubbard
“Some Of It” – Written by: Bobby Pinson, Clint Daniels, Eric Church, Jeff Hyde
“Tequila” – Written by: Dan Smyers, Jordan Reynolds, Nicolle Galyon
“Up Down” – Written by: Brad Clawson, CJ Solar, Michael Hardy
“Whiskey Glasses” – Written by: Ben Burgess, Kevin Kadish
Congrats to all of those honored… especially Loretta Lynn on her Lifetime Achievement Award! Share this news with other country music fans!