Loretta Lynn to Receive 'Artist of a Lifetime' Honor at All-Women 'CMT Artists of the Year' Special

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Loretta Lynn will receive the Artist of a Lifetime honor during CMT's Artists of the Year ceremony on Oct. 17.

Oscar-winner Sissy Spacek, who portrayed Lynn in the 1980 biopic Coal Miner's Daughter, will present the award to the country legend.

In a statement, Lynn expressed her gratitude for the award and to CMT for honoring women in country music.

"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," Lynn said 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."

Previous Artist of the Year honorees include Merle Haggard, Kenny Rogers and Shania Twain.

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Lynn, a Grammy-winner, Kennedy Center honoree and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, will release her 41st studio album Wouldn't it Be Great on Sept. 28. The album was produced by John Carter Cash and Lynn's daughter, Patsy Lynn Russell. Lynn released the album's latest single, "Ruby's Stool," earlier this month.

This year's CMT Artists of the Year special features all women honorees, including Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert, Maren Morris, Kelsea Ballerini, Little Big Town's Karen Fairchild and Kimberly Schlapman and Lady Antebellum's Hillary Scott. On Oct. 17, the day of the CMT Artists of the Year special, CMT will play all women country artists across all network platforms for a daylong celebration of women in country music.

The CMT Artists of the Year special will be broadcast on CMT on Wednesday, Oct. 17 at 7 p.m. CT (8 p.m. ET) from Nashville's Schermerhorn Symphony Center.

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