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Loretta Lynn to receive Tennessee Governor's Arts Award

Country music icon Loretta Lynn is set to receive a lifetime achievement award from the Tennessee Arts Commission.

The Coal Miner's Daughter singer, 82, will be honored for her 50-year career with the Distinguished Artist Award on 17 March (15).

The prize is given to Tennessee artists "of exceptional talent and creativity", who have influenced the arts community both within the state and around the world.

The organisation's officials will also hand the prize to gospel star Dr. Bobby Jones and opera singer Mary Costa during the ceremony at the Governor's Mansion in Nashville.

Lynn will also be inducted into the Austin City Limits Hall of Fame in Texas in June (15).

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