Loretta Lynn Inducted Into Songwriters Hall of Fame
Loretta Lynn will join an elite list of tunesmiths when she is inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame Thursday in New York. Lynn wrote many of her hits, including 'You Ain't Woman Enough,' 'Fist City' and 'Coal Miner's Daughter.' Already inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 15 years ago, the living legend is now is part of a select group that encompasses all genres of music, including pop, Broadway and classical icons.
Past Songwriters Hall of Fame inductees include Cole Porter, Carole King, Paul Simon, Bob Dylan, Billy Joel and James Taylor. Country songwriters bestowed with the honor include Harlan Howard, Kris Kristofferson, Dolly Parton and Willie Nelson.
In addition to Lynn, other inductees this year include Desmond Child, Albert Hammond, Alan Menken, and John Sebastian, all known for their contributions in the pop world. Anne Murray will receive the Howie Richmond Hitmaker Award, honoring her long career.The ceremony will feature a performances by Lee Ann Womack, in honor of Lynn's induction, and Blake Shelton, in honor of Hammond.