Loretta Lynn Named As Recipient Of Prestigious ACM Award
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Country music legend Loretta Lynn will be recognized at the 2021 ACM Honors as the recipient of a prestigious award.
On June 15, the ACM announced that Lynn is one of three recipients of the Poet’s Award. Gretchen Peters and and the late Curly Putman are the other two recipients.
As the ACM explained, the Poet’s Award “is presented to a Country Music songwriter for outstanding and longstanding musical and/or lyrical contributions throughout their career, with special consideration given to a song or songs’ impact on the culture of Country Music.”
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Lynn’s songwriting is certainly worthy of recognition. She is known for writing songs based on her own life that have a story or a message to share, such as “The Pill,” “Coal Miner’s Daughter,” and “You Ain’t Woman Enough.”
When explaining why Lynn was chosen to receive the Poet’s Award, the ACM said:
“Loretta Lynn stands as one of the most dynamic and direct songwriters in Country Music history. Her body of work has contributed countless classics, have made an indelible mark on Country Music and has inspired generations of female artists to follow her amazing example.”
The ACM went on to describe Lynn as “A groundbreaking singer, songwriter and performer…an archetype of American music, a singular artist whose music defined a genre and whose songs continue to inform new generations of musicians.”
Lynn will be recognized during the ACM Honors ceremony on Wednesday, August 25, 2021. The ceremony will be held at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.
Congratulations to Lynn! She is a well-deserving recipient of the ACM’s Poet’s Award!