Loretta Lynn, who recently had a tribute album released about her, made an appearance at the 2010 Country Music Awards on Wednesday night alongside actress Sissy Spacek and presented one of the most coveted awards in the business.
Lynn presented the Female Artist of the Year Award to upstart singer Miranda Lambert, who on the night won three awards total out of nine nominations.
Loretta was born in Butcher Holler, Kentucky, the second of Clara and Ted Webb’s eight children.
She met Oliver Lynn (aka Doolittle or Doo, or “Mooney” for moonshine), a handsome 21-year-old fresh from the service who swept the young Loretta Webb off her feet. The couple married when Loretta was barely 14.